A U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt II conducts a strike on a Taliban vehicle fleeing the scene of an attack in Kandahar province on January 24, 2018. The insurgents in the vehicle were armed with a DShK heavy machine gun, which rel=”nofollow”rel=”noopener”>Military Notes

Featured image on the nose of the A-10 Thunderbolt II is a 30mm GAU-8 Avenger seven-barrel Gatling gun which is used to pierce heavy armor. A-10s in Afghanistan used the cannon Aug. 9 to provide close air support for troops on the ground. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Strang

30mm GAU-8 Avenger seven-barrel Gatling gun

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