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How about some Minigun Warthog porn?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rdb241, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I just love the A-10 Warthog and it's awesome 50 cal nose gun. Those big engines make them look like something out of Star Wars. So here is some eye candy of the plane and it's gun.

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  2. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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  3. jackrv

    jackrv Wood Village, Oregon Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    If I remember right, the gun is a 30MM, not a 50 cal.
     
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  4. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    OK? I do know that they use depleted uranium bullets that can go through 6 feet of concrete.
     
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  5. Whaler

    Whaler Sequim, WA Well-Known Member

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    Great series of pictures. Thanks!
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    They've got like quadruple redundant everything.. and a titanium bathtub!
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  7. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    If it wasn't so effective and popular among the troops the pentagon wouldn't want to get rid of it!!!!!!! Very simply it's unacceptable because it doesn't look quite domesticated!

    Sheldon
     
  8. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    One of the relly cool things about ROTC in the 70s was the military still had some money. I went on several field trips where they flew us to various AFB in the US. I think in 1977 we went from Pullman to Davis Monthan in AZ. They had the first several A-10 prototypes they were testing. The GAU 30mm was not installed but they were using 20mm gatlings to get close to weight and balance and testing accuracy, etc. very cool trip. They handed around a small block of face hardened tank armor plate they had fired the depleted uranium round through... It looked like you couldn't have made a cleaner hole with a drill.
    A-10 Thunderbolt II is an amazing weapon system.
    Brutus Out
     
  9. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Every time I hear the sound of the GAU-8 cannon, it makes me think of the trumpets of Gideon and the walls of Jericho tumbling down.
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Spooky!
    "Whatcha doin?".
    "Oh, loiterin.. and killin."

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    It seems this one has dual gatling guns up front.. but ther's a lot of variation/models..

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  11. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen the 30mm API rounds damage up close and personal, but I have seen what a 120 mm DU penetrator does to an armored vehicle. To start with, the exit hole is massive because of spalling of the target metal. And then, everything that is carbon based inside the vehicle is essentially incinerated by the molten metal and gasses. Scary and impressive at the same time.
     
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  12. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Cool pics and info. But this thread is about the A-10 and it's guns. Not about the gattling gun in other planes. Thanx though.
     
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  13. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Here is what depleted uranium bullets can do ant entire building. You can bet that all of the bullets went clear through the building in the ground.

     
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  14. Charliehorse

    Charliehorse Cascade Mts - State of Jefferson USA Well-Known Member

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    WartHogs!
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    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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  16. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, the 30mm rounds for the GAU-8 don't contain loose powder. Instead, the powder is in a bag. That is why the gun is designated a cannon.

    There are generally 3 types of ammunition associated with the GAU-8. These would be the API (armor piercing incendiary, or deleted uranium) rounds, HEI (high explosive incendiary), and practice rounds or test ammunition. As a general rule, the API rounds have a magenta tip or band, the HEI have the same in yellow, and the practice rounds are usually blue.

    There was a time when dummy rounds were relatively easy to get. I remember entering drawings for them at air shows. They might even give you one if you were interested. They are much harder to find now.
     
  17. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I think you mean,depleted uranium not deleted uranium
     
  18. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    There's a "slight" difference between the 50 cal round (on the Left) and the 30MM round (on the right):
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  20. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    oops. Thanks for catching that