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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. 

    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.

    A-10's Gatling Gun
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    A-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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