Fun fact: the A-10 was built around the gun which basically means someone built this cannon and then decided it should have wings.
@werewolf4805, you have created a new standard for "fun facts"
@werewolf4805, Nope! It was specifically designed for the A-X program. They had a fly-off between the AX-9 and the AX -10, and a shoot-off between the GAU-8 and another gun. The Warthog we know and love is the union of both winners. Dad was one of the project managers.
The a-10's cannon fires so fast and with so much power that it actually messes with the thrust of the jet, so it must fire in bursts to prevent the aircraft from stalling. It can take out a quarter mile of bumper to bumper traffic in just a few seconds.
@aminalFacks, overpopulation solved
@aminalFacks, Also the aircraft needs to be in a dive to fire or it stalls. Also if the system is removed from the aircraft it will fall backwards.
@aminalFacks, it's also alternately loaded with armor piercing and high explosive shells to take out tanks. It fires so fast the armor piercing round creates a hole and the high explosive round that follows enters the tank through that same hole.
@The Modern Centurion, yup, that's because it was specifically made to combat tanks.
@aminalFacks, safe to assume we all love the A10?
Sorry... can’t hear you over the BRRRRRRAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPP
For a better measurement, they should of put a banana for scale.
So, slighty different but still on topic I think. My father in law was in south african special forces back in the day, he told me he fired the gun out the side of a chopper in flight and you could feel it pushing the chopper sideways.
@kakarot86, not that gun. Maybe a minigun... this... this is a whole other monster
And in Uncharted 2, you can pick one up and walk around with it while firing
who would win? one tesla pickup truck or one turret buggy boi?
@slapmysalami, my money's on Herbie. Don't get on his bad side
@slapmysalami, why are we not putting the two together?
Yes! Absolutely not this gun! Sorry if it came across like I was saying it was the same size as this beast.
I used to build that gun system in Maine! Sh!t was awesome
I’d like to see the cop with the balls to pull you over