General Electric GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Autocannon being loaded

General Electric GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Autocannon being loaded

Here we see the General Electric GAU-8 Avenger Gatling-type autocannon of a Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II being loaded. This is clearly a complex process, involving more than one vehicle to make sure that the ammo belts were perfectly loaded and aligned.

Many thanks to Robert Bourlier for sending us this photograph.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 December 2017), General Electric GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Autocannon being loaded , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_GE_GAU8_avenger_loading.html

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