Although the can carry considerable disposable stores, its primary built-in weapon is the 30 mm Avenger Gatling gun. One of the most powerful aircraft cannon ever flown, it fires large depleted uranium armor-piercing shells.
The General Electric Avenger is a 30 mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon that is mounted on the United States Air Force's Thunderbolt II. It is the largest, heaviest and most powerful aircraft cannon in the United
Best close-air ground support weapon in our arsenal. Was privileged to watch these awesome machines fly during early testing days. And go to training at Fairchild training center Long Island New York to work on them.
The "ThunderBolt (later named The WartHog) and the noise she brings with her. The first time I saw her perform was during Operation Devil Strike in October before we got pulled into the desert disaster of President Carter era.