Brrrrrrrrrrrt, That’s Why

CIWS at night
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Brrrrrrrrrrrt, That's Why

This just happens to be the Chinese Type 730 CIWS (Close-In Weapons System). It fires a 30mm round and is capable of firing up to 5,800 rounds per minute.

The Type 730 is very similar to our Phalanx CIWS, which fires depleted uranium shells at a rate of 4,500 rounds per minute. Listening to the rates of fire, just by sound alone, I think the Chinese are exaggerating their numbers a little, just saying

But on the battlefield, one of the Marines, friends that goes Brrrrrrrrrrrt is the A-10 Thunderbolt II or more commonly referred to as the ‘Warthog’, which can fire up to 3,900 rounds per minute, firing depleted uranium shells.

The Air Force’s A-10 not only can fire holy hell down on the enemy with its  30×173 mm GAU-8/A Avenger autocannon. The A-10 is more like a gun and they built a plane around it. Besides the underwing mount points for  AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles (other configurations can be the Hydra 70 rocket pods, laser-guided bombs such as, GBU-39 Small Diameter BombPaveway series bombs, Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser and AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon glide bombs.

Their normal configuration however is the ALQ-131 Electronic countermeasures pod and two AIM-9 Sidewinders air-to-air missiles. 

It also carries 1,174 rounds of 30mm ammunition for the Avenger autocannon (brrrrrrrrrrt)

A-10 30mm ammuntion and gun
Look at the size of the ammo for the A-10

The A-10 can also take an insane amount of battle damage as seen in these photos.

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