A-10 Close Call

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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
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Hat Tip: MP.net

Steve Johnson
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!

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  • Pete Pete on Mar 05, 2009

    Video does not seem to be working in either IE or Firefox...

  • Lee Lee on Aug 19, 2014

    Ok, so I have a new business venture idea... Since Helocopter Hog hunting is all the new rage, its like anywhere from $800 to 1800 or more for a 30 minute flight, and people are spending it. Lets start an A-10 Hog hunt. For $50,000, you get one pod of 30mm rounds and a 30 minute flight in the A-10 to shoot as many Hog on the ground as you can on a wonderfully secluded west Texas ranch, near the border of meHico. Now seeking venture capitalists... shares .5 million each.