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If you’re a regular Guide Outdoors visitor, you know I try to stick to your more traditional hunting and fishing videos.
Sometimes, though, a video comes across my desk that’s too cool to pass up——even if it’s not technically relevant to the outdoors.
And that brings us to today’s video, which comes to us from the FUNKER530 Veteran Community & Combat Footage channel on YouTube.
This facility is testing a GAU-8/A 30mm Autocannon——commonly known as the A-10 Warthog’s Gatling Gun——and the sound it makes it just awesome.
The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type autocannon mounted in the USAF’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft (aka the A-10 Warthog). The GAU is 19.5 feet long overall, and weighs 620 pounds unloaded. Fun fact: it actually represents 16% of the A-10’s unladed weight, and helps in maintaining the aircraft’s balance and center of gravity.
The A-10 has been called “a gun with an aircraft wrapped around it.”
The cannon and aircraft were both introduced into service in 1977, and both have proven themselves in combat many times over.
I love that “BRRRRRRRRRRTTT” sound it makes. Imaging getting pinned down in an ambush, thinking you’re in trouble, and then hearing that sweet sound.
Sounds like victory.