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sillyeagle
08-18-06, 06:24 PM
:D

http://www.combataircraft.com/armament/gau8a.jpg

http://www.suchoj.com/andere/A-10/images/GAU-8A_14.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/72/GAU-8_avenger.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/32/95244640_6b41114386.jpg?v=0

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/images/Gau8a_k.jpg

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/images/Gau8a_l.jpg

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/images/Gau8a_e.jpg

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/pgu_14b.jpg

The General Electric-built GAU-8/A 30mm Avenger gun system could hold up to 1,174 rounds and could fire aluminum-cased ammunition with either armor piercing incendiary, high-explosive incendiary, or training practice rounds. The externally-powered system consisted of the gun, the feed system, and the drive system. During each revolution each barrel fired only once. The ammunition utilized a three-shaft transfer unit that moved the rounds into the gun rotor from the feed system. The GAU-8/A was equipped with a clearing technique to clear the gun after each firing and any unfired rounds which were still in the weapon but had not been used were returned back to the feed system.

The aircraft's hydraulic system was used to drive the gun's two motors. The cannon also had a linkless ammunition feed system, and any spent ammunition or unused cartridges were sent back to the storage drum. A firing burst rate of eight seconds was possible when the gun was operating at full rate, or four seconds at half rate. The barrel life of the gun was a minimum of 20,000 rounds.

The 30mm x 173 GAU-8/A ammunition was among the most effective ammunition used in Operation Desert Storm with proven performance against all targets, including tanks, armored and light vehicles. The 30mm lightweight family of ammunition was developed to optimize the air-to-ground mission of the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter. This ammunition family is also compatible with all 30mm x 113 gun systems.

The PGU-14/B API Armor Piercing Incendiary round has a lightweight body which contains a sub-calibre high density penetrator of Depleted Uranium (DU). In addition to its penetrating capability DU is a natural pyrophoric material which enhances the incendiary effects. Depleted uranium results from the enriching of natural uranium for use in nuclear reactors. Natural uranium is a slightly radioactive metal that is present in most rocks and soils as well as in many rivers and sea water. Natural uranium consists primarily of a mixture of two isotopes (forms) of uranium, Uranium-235 (U235) and Uranium-238 (U238), in the proportion of about 0.7 and 99.3 percent, respectively. Nuclear reactors require U235 to produce energy, therefore, the natural uranium has to be enriched to obtain the isotope U235 by removing a large part of the U238. Uranium-238 becomes DU, which is 0.7 times as radioactive as natural uranium. . Since DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, there is very little decay of those DU materials. When manufactured as 30mm rounds, each DU projectile contains approximately 4,650 grains [0.66 pounds (lbs)] of extruded DU, alloyed with 0.75 weight percent titanium. The projectile is encased in a 0.8 mm-thick aluminum shell as the final DU round.

http://palpatine.chez.tiscali.fr/Warfare/Auto/Gallery/gau-8a2.jpg

sillyeagle
08-18-06, 06:26 PM
Oops I meant to post this in the open forum. It can be moved...

ENU291
08-18-06, 06:26 PM
This post should be in the open forum not the gaming forum.

sillyeagle
08-18-06, 06:42 PM
This post should be in the open forum not the gaming forum.

I know, read the second post....

stncttr908
08-18-06, 07:58 PM
Those cannons are badass. The A-10 is one of my favorite warplanes.

Bearclaw
08-18-06, 08:16 PM
This post should be in the open forum not the gaming forum.

It would be cool if it was a gun in a game though..that would be badass.

sillyeagle
08-18-06, 08:19 PM
It would be cool if it was a gun in a game though..that would be badass.

It is. I just bought LOMAC and have been rippin sh*t up in the A-10. Best combat flight sim I have ever seen.

shabby
08-18-06, 08:54 PM
I would like to see a video of this in action please :D

agentkay
08-18-06, 09:10 PM
It is. I just bought LOMAC and have been rippin sh*t up in the A-10. Best combat flight sim I have ever seen.

I knew youŽd like it. :p It was released back in November 2003 and still impresses me a lot. Yesterday IŽve had such a crazy dogfight with my F15 against a Su 30 at low altitude in the mountain region. I have enabled mouselook (view.cfg and view.lua need to be edited) and it was an incredible 3 minute long guns duel that went back and forth between me and the AI plane.

The A10 is an impressive ground attack plane and very effective. I usually use up the Mavs for the serious air defense threats and destroy the remaining targets with the GAU. There are a couple of really nice A10 vids on youtube and its interesting to see how they fly (and fight) in real and in the game. ;)

By the way, make sure you check out www.lockonfiles.com and the official dev website www.lockon.ru .

agentkay
08-18-06, 09:12 PM
I would like to see a video of this in action please :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olWurU8GGhM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6wNvI2g0B8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8-8x3twspk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKRGDCR28g0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S28UEqER03c

sillyeagle
08-18-06, 09:30 PM
I would like to see a video of this in action please :D

This ones good.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1701556964058578733&q=a-10&hl=en

stncttr908
08-18-06, 09:33 PM
This ones good.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1701556964058578733&q=a-10&hl=en
Why does such a cool video have such pansy-ass music?

sillyeagle
08-18-06, 09:33 PM
I knew youŽd like it. :p It was released back in November 2003 and still impresses me a lot. Yesterday IŽve had such a crazy dogfight with my F15 against a Su 30 at low altitude in the mountain region. I have enabled mouselook (view.cfg and view.lua need to be edited) and it was an incredible 3 minute long guns duel that went back and forth between me and the AI plane.

By the way, make sure you check out www.lockonfiles.com and the official dev website www.lockon.ru .

Sweet, thanks!

The game looks awesome at 1280x960 with 8xSLI AA.

Bearclaw
08-18-06, 10:21 PM
I'm not a big fan of the A-10. It has awesome destruction capabilities but it is rather slow. I'm more into something like the F-22 or the F-35.

sillyeagle
08-18-06, 10:36 PM
I'm not a big fan of the A-10. It has awesome destruction capabilities but it is rather slow. I'm more into something like the F-22 or the F-35.

These are pics of the 40,000lb thrust P&W F135 engine that powers the F-35.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/Sdd_f135_018.jpg/797px-Sdd_f135_018.jpg

http://www.jsf.mil/images/gallery/sdd/f135/sdd_f135_004.jpg

S.I.N
08-18-06, 10:37 PM
I like the A-10 also and I dont think its ugly at all. I was watching a documentary and many pilots feel its one of the best planes ever made. One guy was like when they would go out for sorties during Desert Storm they would get riddled with bullets and the A-10 would make it safely back to base as if nothing happend. I think they stopped making them in the 70's though and only about 150 of them are out there and of that most or for parts.

I'm not a big fan of the A-10. It has awesome destruction capabilities but it is rather slow. I'm more into something like the F-22 or the F-35.

Well it was designed for a whole different role than a F-22 or F-35. This thing is meant to fly low and slow to take on ground vehicles and such.

sillyeagle
08-18-06, 11:06 PM
Well it was designed for a whole different role than a F-22 or F-35. This thing is meant to fly low and slow to take on ground vehicles and such.

To bad they are replacing the A-10 with the F-35, as well as the f-16, the f-18, and the Harrier. The navy will be buying 480 F-35s. The F-15 will be repalced with the F-22. It will be sad to see the A-10 go, but at least they didn't replace it with the F-16 as originally planned.

avesta
08-19-06, 04:21 AM
Holy **** That's ****in Gangster ****

Slammin
08-19-06, 11:26 AM
http://forum.lockon.ru/showthread.php?t=17129&page=7

I'm ordering a touch screen. Theres already a couple of great profiles for the A-10 and F-15.

Been a LockOn fan since day 1!

Quickstar
08-19-06, 11:31 AM
Every time I watch a documentary on any kind of plane, the pilots always say its the best.

I don't even know why we have firework shows. America should just have our planes bomb the **** of things. It's what we do best, and its a lot cooler.

Bearclaw
08-19-06, 01:28 PM
These are pics of the 40,000lb thrust P&W F135 engine that powers the F-35.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/Sdd_f135_018.jpg/797px-Sdd_f135_018.jpg

http://www.jsf.mil/images/gallery/sdd/f135/sdd_f135_004.jpg
Wow, thanks a lot for those. Those are awesome.