Shooting Illustrated Review: “Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II”

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Shooting Illustrated Review: “Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II”

By Steve Adelmann – Monday, April 1, 2019

“Let’s be honest, the firearms and gear that are featured in tactically flavored magazines often blend together into one big mass of Picatinny rail-laden, polymer-coated, flat-dark-earth-painted steel. Modern sporting rifle this, tiny .380 ACP that, 2-mile-bolt-gun shots, etc. Here’s something different: A Gatling gun—not the hand-crank variety, but rather a hydraulically powered, seven-barreled 30 mm wonder in the form of a General Dynamics GAU-8/A. While not exactly new, it is awesome enough to spice things up this April. Evaluating a GAU-8 poses some problems, however…”

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