A-10 Close Call

    30mm rounds from an A-10 land close to British troops in Afghanistan.

    That cannon sure makes a cool sound, I can see how the whole “Show of Force” thing would work. The sound would be enough to make me run. I would not like to be on its receiving end!

    The A-10 fires the 30x173mm round:

    Compared to 7.62x51mm
    (photo by

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    Hat Tip: MP.net

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!