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Old 11-04-2020, 04:25 PM
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As long as I'm on the Ammo section I thought I would throw this in for fun. The A-10 mounted Avenger fires 30mm API, HE and depleted uranium rounds at 3900 RPM. The GAU-8 was designed by GE. The same people who brought us the 7.62 Mini-Gun. As we used to say, "better living through electricity". There is plenty of information about these rounds on the net, velocity, accuracy, lethality, etc. so I won't bore you with details. It's a killer.

.50 BMG and 7.62 for comparison.
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Old 11-04-2020, 04:37 PM
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That A-10 is a hometown bird.

The first one leaves the nest:

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Great picture. The new ThunderBolt comes alive.
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Wonder what those cost per round?
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They are amazing to see in action. I watched them work their magic during the invasion of Baghdad.
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The one in the lower part of the picture is a dummy. Not sure of the top one. It has something different in the primer hole. I'll have to ask my son, the Hog pilot.
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