If I was in a battle and a A-10 f*cking did that I would surrender to the plane! That sound is just demoralizing as hell!
Really can't tell from the video how close the enemy truly was. Yes, the second hit was close, but how close to the enemy? Were there waddies (gullies) on the far side of the Brit troops that held concealed enemy?
The troops on ground weren't swearing at the pilot, they were just remarking on how close the action was. If you've never been close to dropped ordnance you don't really know how loud and shocking it truly is.
(Nearly crapped on myself the first time I was near a Claymore.)
Here's another vid of an A-10 strafing Taliban positions in Afghanistan.
Most awe-inspiring sound there is, the ANA guys seem to love it as well.This video that was taken on 20th of August 2007 shows the Dutch and Afghanistan troops pushing out the Taliban from a police checkpoint they recently took over,the battle took place at Kala Kala in the valley at Choram,Uruzgan.Two Dutch soldiers where wounded...You also hear and see a A-10 Warthog firing at the enemy positions with his powerfull onboard GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling Gun and dropping his deathly payload.
Actually PoGo, the first run looked awfully close to the Brits as well. If the Brits called in coordinated that close to their position, it's not the fault of the pilot.
I thought the first explosion was the close one, the second one nearly knocked me off my chair.......The wife's still laughing at me.
dam that was close... the guys in the front of the cameraman must have gone crazy !
Here you go GAU-8/A 30mm shell compared to a 7.62x51.
I know it's awkward but that's only thing I have at home for comparison.
I have seen on a BBC doc where the section commander calls in air support and says to the pilot Danger close as the tally were trying to get close to his position so air support could not be used but he called it in anyways he had to repeat it a couple of time so the pilot was sure
funny how things start quieting down when that bird starts lighting sh*t up caleb.
It looks like troops were from 2nd battalion angalin reg (vikings) going by the patch, these lads lost 3 men from friendly fire by a CAS mission in helmand last year,
Just the sound of the cannon would make me crap my pants, and run away...