The A-10 Warthog is an iconic aircraft that has been used by the U.S. Air Force for more than 40 years.
In a video by AiirSource Military, a Humvee drone is obliterated by an A-10 during a practice exercise at Saylor Creek Training Range in southern Idaho.
In this exercise, the A-10 is flown by the 124th Fighter Wing, and they take full advantage of the aircraft’s cannon to ensure that the Humvee receives as much damage as possible.
The video starts by showing slow-motion footage of the Humvee getting shot at by the A-10’s cannon. The Humvee is no match for the cannon, as it lifts the entire rear of the vehicle into the air.
Next, the Humvee drone drives down a dirt road, giving the 124th Fighter Wing a moving target to hit. Nearly instantly, they fire dozens of shots at the vehicle that are so powerful, they create a dust cloud that is larger than the Humvee.
The noise from the canon is so loud that it causes nearby buildings to shake.
After the troops fire more rounds at the Humvee, it becomes unable to drive itself. In addition, smoke begins to pour out from under the hood, which indicates serious damage.
After the 124th Fighter Wing finishes blasting the Humvee drone, they move in to inspect the damages. The Humvee is barely recognizable with popped tires, missing windows and large holes in the outer paneling. The vehicle is also covered in mud, which is likely due to some of the rounds hitting the dirt.
One of the troops can be heard in the background of the video joking that he’s willing to donate his old pickup truck for them to fire at with the Warthogs.
The interior of the Humvee is in no better condition than the exterior, with the seats being ripped up and splattered by mud after being hit by the rounds.
Saylor Creek Training Range is designed for military exercises such as the one that was conducted in the video.
“Saylor Creek is a 100,000-acre bombing and training range in southern Idaho. It is associated with Mountain Home Air Force Base, located 25 miles north of the range, but is used by aircrews from other bases, as well. The range is primarily used by flying forces, training for air-to-ground warfare, and is covered with simulated hostile radar facilities, most of which are moveable electronic ‘threats,’ like those used on the Nellis Range in Nevada and elsewhere,” according to The Center For Land Use Interpretation.
While the Humvees are built to be tough, they are no match for the A-10 Warthog.
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