POTD: A-10 Thunderbolt II with GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Rotary Cannon
Photo Of The Day
– Flying above is a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II
assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing during a RED FLAG-Alaska over the Yukon Training Area in Alaska in 2019. As you may know, the A-10 Aircraft is what happens when you build a gun that you want to fly around with. In this case, the gun is the GAU-8 Avenger 30mm rotary cannon
, and they also managed to find some space to add some bombs and missiles depending on the mission.
British Army Staff Sgt. Robert Leonard, British Army Headquarters 1st Artillery Brigade Joint Terminal Attack Controller, views a feed from an A-10 Thunderbolt II
The GAU.8 is one of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown.
Republic of Korea Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) observe as an A-10 Thunderbolt II provides close air support (CAS) during RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 in the Yukon Training Area.
All pictures by U.S. Air Force, photo by Senior Airman Isaac Johnson.