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TODAY’S GUNS OF THE SKY
No list of today’s airplane-mounted weapons would be complete without mention of the Air Force’s incomparable A-10 Warthog. This purpose-built aircraft was built around General Electric’s devastating 30mm Gatling gun – itself a marvel of modern engineering. It can fire up to 4,000 heavyweight rounds per minute and make mincemeat of tanks, missile positions, enemy combatants, and even buildings at the touch of a button. Beyond airplanes, today’s urban war zones are ideally suited to heavily-armed helicopter gunships like the AH-64 Apache. These choppers account for nearly 3 out of every 4 enemy kills in contemporary fighting in Iraq, mainly due to the presence of the Apache’s 30mm M230 machine guns and advanced enemy engagement software.
When you think of the advances of airplane and helicopter-based gun systems over the past 100 years, it is no wonder the level of accuracy, efficiency, and overall wartime devastation has grown exponentially. One A-10 equipped with the 30mm Gatling gun could match up to dozens of WW1-era tanks or airplanes – without breaking a sweat. If you’re ready to experience some of the most unique, exhilarating, military-grade weaponry on the planet (without having to take a flight in a USAF jet), visit us today!