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(VIDEO) Remote control A-10 Warthog has its own Nerf blasting cannon – BRRRTTTTT

Scale model of A-10 Warthog (YouTube)
February 20, 2017

Check out this amazing remote-controlled miniature A-10 Warthog that launches miniature Nerf balls.

The A-10 Warthog is one of the military’s favorite aircraft in the skies as it goes low and slow, obliterating enemies below. The full name of the aircraft is the A-10 Thunderbolt II and it is nicknamed the “Warthog” due to its unique and arguably strange visual appearance.

Aerial-view from a camera mounted on the mini A-10 (YouTube)

This aircraft is beloved by the United States Air Force and has been an icon for decades as it uses a 30 mm anti-tank seven-barrel Gatling-type autocannon that can fire more than 4,000 rounds in a minute. It shoots so fast that it makes one singular sound that enemies will never forget. The A-10 features the GAU-8 Avenger cannon, which is over nineteen feet in length and comes in at a weight of over 4,000 pounds. The cannon is capable of shooting through the armor of tanks, which is one of the reasons why it is so massive.

Since the A-10 is such a unique and nostalgic aircraft, it has become a favorite for remote-controlled miniature aircraft enthusiasts. The model A-10 in the video below is owned by the YouTuber “ajw61185.”

Make sure to watch the full video to see this mini A-10 in action.

In the video description, the aircraft’s owner mentions that the remote-controlled A-10 “combines two hobbies, R/C planes and Nerf. I’ve incorporated a stripped-down Nerf Rival Zeus blaster into the nose of an old FreeWing A-10. The blaster is controlled from the same transmitter used to fly the plane, and allows me to launch 12 safe/soft foam balls in less than half a second.”

Firing out 12 Nerf balls in half a second is reminiscent of the speed at which a real A-10 could fire, considering this version is only a toy.

In case anyone happens to be worried about the safety of flying this mini A-10, the owner also mentions in the video description that, “While I believe this modification to be compliant with the AMA Safety Code, as I am not using pyrotechnics, or jettisoning anything that could harm people or property (Nerf blasters are after-all meant for children to play with, and comply with toy safety rules,) please exercise caution and responsibility if you’re attempting to build a similar creation. Never fly at/over people, and resist the temptation to launch balls at anything organic.”

It continues the legacy of the A-10 in a significantly smaller format and this is a near must-have for anyone that loves the A-10.

Loading the nerf balls (YouTube)