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BOOM BANG! Watch This A-10 Dropping FIRE on Hiding Taliban Fighters

Here is a video of an A-10 fighter jet nailing Taliban fighters hiding in trees. Incredible!

You can hear the American soldiers express how impressed they are with the effort, as American troops show the terrorists no mercy.

That A-10 packs some serious fire power:

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. It is the only United States Air Force production aircraft designed solely for close air support, including attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with limited air defenses.

The A-10 was designed around the 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon that is its primary armament and the heaviest automatic cannon mounted on an aircraft. The A-10’s air frame was designed for durability, with measures such as 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of titanium armor to protect the cockpit and aircraft systems, enabling it to absorb a significant amount of damage and continue flying. The A-10A single-seat variant was the only version built, though one A-10A was converted to an A-10B twin-seat version. In 2005, a program was begun to upgrade remaining A-10A aircraft to the A-10C configuration.

The A-10’s official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nicknames “Warthog” or “Hog”. Its secondary mission is to provide airborne forward air control, directing other aircraft in attacks on ground targets. Aircraft used primarily in this role are designated OA-10. With a variety of upgrades and wing replacements, the A-10’s service life may be extended to 2028, though there are proposals to retire it sooner.

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  1. Douglas says:

    The A-10 replaced the roll of the F-100-D that was the superior CAS aircraft in Vietnam. The weapon released looked somewhat like the very effective Napalm but I think it is now a different weapon. A CBU (CLUSTER BOMB UNIT) that does the same thing with a narrower strike path and less fire after impact and might provide a more accurate delivery trajectory. Looks great!

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