This newly released video shows the A-10 Warthog devastating a Tailban vehicle in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
On January 24, 2018, the U.S. Air Force Central Command Public Affairs Office released a video of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft decimating a Taliban insurgent vehicle after it had attacked local Afghans with a DShK 12.7 mm heavy machine gun.
It was met by the Warthog’s GAU-8 Avenger 30mm, seven-barrel Gatling gun—part of a weapons system that destroyed some 900 Iraqi tanks during the Gulf War in the early 90s.
WARNING: This video may be disturbing.
It looked like it was driving through a hurricane when the 30mm cannon connected. The A-10 is one of the toughest, most resilient aircraft our fighting men and women have ever used, and after watching this, you can see why.