This vicious tool is responsible for much destruction and death across the Middle East. It is the primary weapon of the A-10 Thunderbolt jet fighter used by the US Airforce. It had an astounding cyclic rate with armour piercing rounds, and can perforate a tank’s protection. Although designed for disabling and destroying vehicles, it has been used on people with understandably devastating results. The following may help to put such weaponry into perspective when stories about the A-10 emerge and are sanitized by the mainstream media.