A-10 Warthog Gatling Gun Low-flying Strafing Run – Cockpit POV
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An Iconic Weapon of Modern Aerial Warfare
During this demo exercise in Arizona, this USAF A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot does strafe runs with the aircraft’s gatling gun.
The primary weapon used by the Warthog is the General Dynamics GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm autocannon. It gives immediate response to threats that are near friendly ground forces. Furthermore, it’s also ideal for engagements that are within missile envelopes.
The rate of fire can go up to 4,200 shots per minute. Usually, the pilot flies at a high-speed rate at (3,900 rpm)
in two-second pulls, which is also known as a “Combat Burst”.
The weapon also features seven rotating barrels that are 7.5 feet long and weigh 70 pounds per piece.
What do you think about this iconic weapon of modern aerial warfare?