>GAU-8 is capable of firing at up to 3,900 rounds per minute. >30mm round is like 3 times bigger than a .50 BMG

>GAU-8 is capable of firing at up to 3,900 rounds per minute
>30mm round is like 3 times bigger than a .50 BMG
I knew Warthogs were universally feared but now I understand why.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They aren’t though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok, 2.5ish
      It's still big as fuck

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anything with less than 30mm rated armor doesn’t have a fun time. Problem is the splash on that gun is really wide so it’s not that useful in practice as CAS compared to interdiction.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm more scared of large cluster bombs than a 30mm spam cannon.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I knew Warthogs were universally feared but now I understand why.
    Maybe by British troops. Otherwise fuck no.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't know If you referring to the Warrior incident, the Scimitar incident or the youtube video from above.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wonder if rumor that Brits were threatening to fire at warhogs in self defence was true. Considering amount of friendly fire, I wouldnt be surprised.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tank guns are usually 120mm
    >4 shots from the GAU-8 is equivalent to 1 abrams armor piercing round
    >every second in a burst, it fires 16 of those
    holy shit, no tank could come close to standing up to it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >holy shit, no tank could come close to standing up to it
      Fucking M48s could.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They would all have to land in the same place, something that isn’t happening with the GAU-8's splash zone of "everything I'm looking at"

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah if you're 13 and don't really know anything about military aviation beyond memes and vidya games, then sure they're pretty feared.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cousin!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >russian
      >marpat

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sith mode

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >6 barrels
    >each 30mm
    That's like 180mm at a rate of 3,900 every minute. Keep in mind a MBT only has 120mm and can only shoot a few times a minute.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you forgot to divide that 3900 by 6. If you combine the calibers of all 6 barrels you need to adjust the firing rate to keep the equation balanced.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It can't even penetrate a T-62.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dudes, you do understand that 3x diameter is far, far less than 3x size, right?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It has a hard time penetrating modern tank armor from a distance. Still gonna be a bad time for any infantry. Not like they'll hear the BRRRTTT before getting hit by the rounds.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is a bait thread. For retards to bite it. Dont be a retard. Do not reply.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >300 knots
    >300 feet
    Explain to me how every anti-air platform doesn't obliterate it out of the sky? Modern CAS isn't A-10s making gun runs on Soviet tanks, its F-35s dropping JDAMs with >1m precision from 30,000ft, which is far more deadly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >CAS
      >In non-secured airspace

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh I'm sure your ground troops will be in no way bothered by having to wait for air superiority before they can get any help.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why the fuck are you landing troops in places with no air superiority to begin with? It's american tactics 101

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Sage

    >30mm is big
    Great thread OP

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thing about the a10 is that it's not a helicopter and nothing else does that role

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      CAS can be performed by a shitload of aircraft.
      Nowadays, spec ops is ditching the A-10 for that role with a fucking cropduster

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so where can i buy me one them gau8

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