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View PostFlying over the hudson a few minutes ago. Saw some attack choppers a few weeks ago too.

 

 

View PostI used to see them a lot when Willow Grove NAS was active. That high pitched whistling sound is unmistakable. smile.gif

 

 

I like the A-10.

It's a brawler.

 

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They were buzzin around Point P last Friday. I thought the worst too at first.

 

Flyin low and loud in circles over the beach for a few minutes.

 

It was a good day for them to scope out the beach naughty.gif

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View PostI used to see them a lot when Willow Grove NAS was active. That high pitched whistling sound is unmistakable. smile.gif

 

 

 

Yup- used to use the water towers across my street as a navigation point.

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View PostThat would make an Afghan terrorist soil his burka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!beatin.gifbeatin.gifbeatin.gif

 

 

heart.gifheart.gifheart.gif the rotary cannon.heart.gifheart.gifheart.gif

 

GAU-8 Avenger

 

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GAU-8 Avenger300px-GAU-8_Avenger_contrast.jpg

The GAU-8/A Avenger's barrel and breech assembly

(ammunition drum off edge of photo).

 

TypeGatling-style autocannon

Place of origin22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.pngUnited States

Service historyIn service1977-presentUsed byUnited States

Production historyManufacturerGeneral ElectricNumber builtApprox. 715[1]VariantsGAU-12/U Equalizer

GAU-13/ASpecifications

Weight619.5 lb (281 kg)Length19 ft 10.5 in (6.06 m) (total system)

112.28 in (2.85 m) (barrel only)

Barrel length90.5 in (2.30 m)Width17.2 in (0.437 m) (barrel only)

Cartridge30 × 173 mmCaliber30 mm calibe

rBarrels7ActionElectric-Motor, Hydraulic-DrivenRate of fire4,200 rpm (rounds per minute)

Muzzle velocity3,500 ft/s (1,070 m/s)Maximum rangeOver 4,000 feet (1,220 m)Feed systemLinkless feed system

 

The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon that is mounted on the United States Air Force's A-10 Thunderbolt II.

 

It is among the largest, heaviest and most powerful aircraft cannons in the United States military. Designed specifically for the anti-tank role, the Avenger delivers a very powerful round at a high rate of fire.

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View Postheart.gifheart.gifheart.gif the rotary cannon.heart.gifheart.gifheart.gif

 

GAU-8 Avenger

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

GAU-8 Avenger300px-GAU-8_Avenger_contrast.jpg

The GAU-8/A Avenger's barrel and breech assembly

(ammunition drum off edge of photo).TypeGatling-style autocannonPlace of origin22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.pngUnited StatesService historyIn service1977-presentUsed byUnited StatesProduction historyManufacturerGeneral ElectricNumber builtApprox. 715[1]VariantsGAU-12/U Equalizer

GAU-13/ASpecificationsWeight619.5 lb (281 kg)Length19 ft 10.5 in (6.06 m) (total system)

112.28 in (2.85 m) (barrel only)

Barrel length90.5 in (2.30 m)Width17.2 in (0.437 m) (barrel only)Cartridge30 × 173 mmCaliber30 mm caliberBarrels7ActionElectric-Motor, Hydraulic-DrivenRate of fire4,200 rpm (rounds per minute)Muzzle velocity3,500 ft/s (1,070 m/s)Maximum rangeOver 4,000 feet (1,220 m)Feed systemLinkless feed systemThe General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon that is mounted on the United States Air Force's A-10 Thunderbolt II. It is among the largest, heaviest and most powerful aircraft cannons in the United States military. Designed specifically for the anti-tank role, the Avenger delivers a very powerful round at a high rate of fire.

 

 

It's funny you post this - I recently saw a documentary on the A-10 where they claim this was the first airplane every built around a gunsmile.gif

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