This awesome A-10 Thunderbolt footage puts you in the cockpit during Hawgsmoke 2016. Hawgsmoke is a biennial U.S. Air Force bombing, missile, and tactical gunnery competition for A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots. After a ceremony to remember and honor those lost in battle the competition kicks off!
This video gives you a “heads up” view of the cockpit as one of these skilled pilots performs a series of strafing runs at Gila Bend, AZ. Watch the pilot prepare to unload the powerful 5-foot, 11.5-inch ammuntion drum that’s ready to unleash destruction from the legendary GAU-8 Gatling gun that gives this machine the legendary BRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTT sound we’ve all come to know and love.