WATCH: Taliban Vehicle Gets Business End of A-10 Warthog Gatling Gun

WATCH: Taliban Vehicle Gets Business End of A-10 Warthog Gatling Gun
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AFP 2018/ US AIR FORCEMilitary & Intelligence22:19 09.02.2018(updated 22:21 09.02.2018) Get short URL
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The US Air Force recently published a video demonstrating the A-10’s ability to wreak absolute destruction on a Taliban truck that had just attacked Afghanis in late January with a heavy machine gun.

The nearly 20-foot-long GAU-8 Avenger gun is the heaviest component of the plane’s forward weight, according to the US Air Force. 

The nearly 20-foot-long GAU-8 Avenger gun is the heaviest component of the plane’s forward weight, according to the US Air Force.

We just want to reiterate: this gun is larger than a Volkswagen Beetle and fires bullets the size of beer bottles made out of depleted uranium. That’s an argument few opponents are likely to win.

US Air ForceA-10’s Gatling Gun

The video appears to show two distinct strikes upon the vehicle. Analysts have noted that footage of the jet hitting a moving vehicle shows how surprisingly accurate the A-10’s cannon is. 

The video was first published by the US Air Force’s Central Command Public Affairs in late  January.

A US Special Operations air wing also recently unveiled footage of what it was like it to be on the receiving end of the A-10 Warthog’s cannon.

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