Monday, September 20

A-10 Warthog

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Here’s what a seasoned A-10 Warthog pilot says it feels like to fire the attack aircraft’s powerful cannon

A US Air Force A-10 pilot recently told Insider about what it feels like to fire the plane's powerful cannon. The A-10 is a close air support plane famous for its seven-barrel 30 mm gun and the "BRRRT" noise it makes. The pilot said shooting the gun is "the coolest thing I've ever done in an airplane." LoadingSomething is loading. US Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Shelly's first...
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The A-10 is feared for its attacks on the ground, but it can hold its own in a dogfight too

Since the late 1970s, the A-10 has earned a reputation as a fearsome ground-attack aircraft. While the Warthog isn't designed for air-to-air combat, some of its features give it an edge if it has to go up against another aircraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. Everybody knows the A-10 can bring the pain to ground targets like few aircraft in history, but the aircraft's tight turn radius and powerful gun can actually make it a force to be reckoned with in a dogfight too.The A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as the Warthog, is a legendary air support platform that has earned its reputation as the infantryman's favorite aircraft through...