the last thing you'd never hear:
the reason the "grunting" noise of the A-10 gatling gun comes so much later than the visual of the bullets hitting the ground is because the bullets are flying at supersonic speeds, so by the time the sound of the guns reaches you, you're already dead and can't hear it.
I only post this out of nostalgia because the A-10s were stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB near Tucson where I grew up and were a daily sight flying around town.
I lived on Davis Monthan when I was a kid #airforcebrat
Yeah, if you had one level off right at you like in the above video, you might see the nose erupt in smoke, but all you might hear are the rounds hitting the ground at your feet a split second before your death, depending on how true their aim was:
All bullets travel faster than the speed of sound, normal rifle bullets 3 times its speed or so.
because these bullets are 11.4 inches (290 mm) in length and weigh 1.53 pounds (0.69 kg) and they go 3,450 ft/s and are made of depleted uranium, thats why.
A-10s are the most badass plane we've got. Discuss.
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I doubt anyone knows what I'm talking about. I spent too much time in Arcades as a youth. Oh well.
... or "UN Squadron", if you wanna be a round-eye.
The A-10 wasn't made by Boeing, Northrup Grumman, or Lockheed Martin. And that's why they're trying to mothball it.
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