Weapons Of War – A-10 Thunderbolt II – Tank Buster

Various versions of this aircraft have been used in the threatre of war since its introduction in 1976. It is known as a tank-buster due to both its missile capabilities and the armour piercing rounds that it’s mini-gun uses.

Although much slower than other jets, the A-10 has a heavily armoured cockpit to protect from ground fire, allowing it to take heavy fire and remain operable. It is designed for Close Air Support (CAS), primarily to take out military vehicles, tanks and gun emplacements and for providing cover for ground troops. It is susceptible to missile strikes. It is, however, a formidable piece of hardware used to great effect in numerous engagements.

Know your weapons systems. Know the A-10.

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