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(Video) A-10 Thunderbolt Unloads Its Massive GAU-8 Gatling Gun During Hawgsmoke 2016

August 15, 2016

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.