Airmen work hard to ensure the A-10 Thunderbolt II’s iconic weapon system, the GAU-8 Avenger, stays fully operational and ready to BRRRRRRT.
The whole aircraft is actually built around the 30mm Gatling-type cannon, which is capable of firing 70 rounds of a lightweight aluminum body projectile per second, cast around a smaller caliber depleted uranium penetrating core, and is lethal against tanks and all other armored vehicles.
But what does it take to keep the beast working? Watch this video and find out:
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