Sunday, March 21, 2010

Up In The Airfest 2010-Part 5

Would you like to get up close and personal with the 30mm Avenger cannon in the nose of an A-10 Thunderbolt II, popularly known as the Warthog?

Closer, closer...

Whoa, too close, back up a little...

OK, that's better. This is the business end of the Gatling-gun style cannon, which shoots depleted uranium armor-piercing shells at the rate of 3900 per minute. No wonder people were fascinated by this thing. I saw one guy stick his finger in the barrel. It wasn't long after that happened that they put up a barricade to keep people back from the plane.

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