GAU-8/A Avenger

A-10 pilot tells for how long the Avenger can fire continuously and how many bullets the GAU-8/A cannon carries into battle

A-10 pilot tells for how long the Avenger can fire continuously and how many bullets the GAU-8/A cannon carries into battle

A-10 Warthog Gun The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is typically mounted in the US… Read More

2 weeks ago

Cool 3D animation shows how A-10 Thunderbolt II’s GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon works

The A-10 Thunderbolt II The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support… Read More

1 month ago

A-10 pilot explains why the Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gun had to be destabilized a little to get more Bullet Dispersion

A-10 Warthog Gun The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is typically mounted in the US… Read More

4 months ago

A-10 Pilot explains why although you can fire the GAU-8A Avenger gun while the Warthog is inverted you’d better not do it

The A-10 Warthog GAU-8A Avenger gun Installed in all production A-10 attack aircraft as well as in both YA-10As (in… Read More

12 months ago

A-10 Pilots explain how they were able to Shot Down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm by means of their Warthogs’ 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun

‘What about the AIM-9? No the desert sand is probably hotter than the target-it’s a good gun shot,’ Capt. Todd… Read More

1 year ago

F-16 Vs A-10: why Viper’s CAS Variants failed to replace the Warthog

In 1991, 24 F-16 Block 10 aircraft were armed with the 30 mm GAU-13/A four-barrel derivative of the seven-barrel GAU-8/A… Read More

1 year ago

This A-10C pilot received the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional flying skill by BRRRRTTTTing as close as five meters from friendly forces

“The quality training the A-10 community provided and faith in the superb capability of the A-10 gun system helped us… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know the A-10 Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gun had to be destabilized a little to get more Bullet Dispersion because it was Too Precise?

Something almost no one knows about the A-10 Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger is that the initial Gun design was too precise,… Read More

2 years ago

Su-25 Vs A-10: here’s why the Frogfoot might be better suited than the Warthog for CAS

How does the Su-25 compare to the A-10? The Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) was Russia’s answer to the… Read More

3 years ago

A-10 pilot tells how many bullets the Warthog’s GAU-8/A cannon carries into battle and for how long the Avenger can fire continuously

A-10 Warthog GAU-8/A cannon The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is… Read More

3 years ago

Former A-10 pilot: ‘Yes, you can fire the GAU-8A Avenger gun while the Warthog is inverted but you’d better not do it. And here’s why.”

‘Firing the GAU-8 Avenger while upside down is a tricky proposition. In most cases, you’re going to lose both accuracy… Read More

3 years ago

BRRRRTTTT!! Cool 3D animation shows how A-10 Warthog’s GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon works

The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is typically mounted in the… Read More

3 years ago

A-10 pilot who destroyed 23 Iraqi tanks in one day during Operation Desert Storm is about to clock 7,000 hours on the mighty Warthog

Lt. Col. John “Karl” Marks is just 100 hours shy of reaching 7,000 hours in the A-10 Warthog cockpit, securely… Read More

3 years ago

BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! HOW USAF A-10 TANK BUSTERS SHOT DOWN TWO IRAQI HELICOPTERS DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

"I put another 100 rounds down, and the helicopter jinked right into the last burst; the helicopter looked like it… Read More

3 years ago

‘If the A-10 can’t kill a modern tank with its gun, can we just put a bigger gun on it?’ Former Hog pilot says: ‘No.’ Here’s why.

‘Vibration. Holy hand grenades of Antioch! The Hawg already shakes like it’s going to come apart when the Gun kicks… Read More

4 years ago

A quick look at why the GAU-8/A Avenger Gun is Mounted Left of the A-10 Warthog Centerline

Something interesting about the mighty GAU-8/A Avenger gun is that is mounted just left of the A-10 centerline. Installed in… Read More

4 years ago