Do you like watching terrorists get taken out? Do you like scooters? Do you like A-10’s? Do you like watching terrorists on scooters get taken out by an A-10? This video shows off all of those things at once as an A-10 Warthog takes out a member of the Taliban riding down a dirt road.
This video features aerial footage from an A-10 Thunderbolt II of a terrorist zooming down a dirt road on a super speedy scooter in a rural part of Afghanistan. You can see his long, dark outfit flying in the wind as he rolls down the winding road.
The camera zooms in, showing the terrorist in more detail. In the blink of an eye, the A-10 begins to fire. The A-10 starts firing off its 30mm cannon and the firepower quickly gets more intense.
Before you know it, the terrorist is engulfed in a humungous plume of smoke.
No doubt this guy was dead before he ever knew what hit him.
Military.com reported that this specific terrorist was a member of the Taliban that was caught on camera planting IEDs.
Check out the entire episode below:
The A-10 Thunderbolt II 30 mm GAU-8/A Avenger autocannon is one of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown. The GAU-8 is a hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type cannon designed specifically for the anti-tank role, firing large depleted uranium armor-piercing shells with a high rate of fire of 65 or 70 rounds per second, or a fixed rate of 3,900 rounds per minute. It’s accurate enough to place 80 percent of its shots within a 40-feet diameter circle from 4,000 feet while in flight. In other words, it’s one of the most powerful guns ever put in the air that fires incredibly destructive ammunition at a mind-numbing speed while mortally accurate.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II is among one of the most beloved aircraft in the United States military. It was developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force and designed for close air support of ground troops. It has been in the service for more than 40 years as it entered the United States Air Force in 1976.
The A-10 has served in during Operation Desert Storm, the United States’ intervention against Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, and multiple conflicts in the Middle East, most recently in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.