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And the U-2. I saw that earlier today and thought of this thread, but I knew that this being the Dope, that someone would beat me to the punch.

It's awesome news though, especially in light of the fact that there's really not an available replacement for the Warthog's role (which as the article notes, is increasingly important in our current skirmishes with ISIS).

I'll never forget being in Germany in the US Army and being on a range near where those things were staging practice. That massive chain gun would go off and my friend at the time said "It sounds like a giant burping or farting". It kinda does sound like that!
I'm being pedantic (and a few months late), but it is NOT a chain gun. A chain gun has a single barrel.

The Hughes M230 and the M242 Bushmaster are chain guns. They are single-barrelled, unlike the multi-barrel rotary canon used in A-10s. One design advantage of the chain gun is that it is relatively easy to change the rate of fire. The AH-64 Apache and the M2 Bradley use chain guns. Could you have been hearing these instead?

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Here's more on the A-10's gun - check out the photo with the VW Bug!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAU-8_Avenger
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