Afghanistan Combat US Army Intense A-10 Air Support
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Music To The Ears
Warthogs have been the face of close air support since it entered service – and it’s easy to see why. In this video taken from the US Army’s perspective, we can see how much the A-10 is needed to deter insurgents in Afghanistan.
The Warthog can be first heard at the 1-minute mark, circling the battlefield. Then, after a few minutes, we finally get to see it in camera as it unleashes its depleted uranium armor-piercing shells accompanied with its signature “BRRRRRRT.”
That sound can be music to your ears – or could even be one of the most unpleasant sounds you’ll ever hear, depending on which side you’re on.
Its role in ground support is nearly unmatched, yet this warbird comes in relatively cheaper and more effective than other contemporary jets!