September 10th, 2011

An A-10 warthog shooting live rounds from the 30mm GAU cannon. The initial, sharp sound is the bullets going supersonic and the secondary, growling sound is sound of the actual firing arriving later. Recorded at the Hardwood Range (Volk Field ANG base, WI) during the 2011 live-fire demonstration.


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    nicStage 3 years, 7 months ago

    I will say that just being in the presence of that sound would probably be an effective deterrent for anyone who might consider doing something that might put them on the business end of a GAU cannon. Just experiencing it occurring in the vicinity without even seeing the effect is *truly* terrifying.

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    nicStage 3 years, 7 months ago

    phreaque: Thanks! That's probably the highest compliment I can think of. This was a live-fire demonstration at military range so we didn't have all that pesky actual-combat-situation stuff going on. There was a small crowd and we were allowed up into an observation tower so I could get above and distance myself a little. It was a really neat experience.

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    phreaque 3 years, 7 months ago

    Excellent capturing, honestly I couldn't record that sound during Iraq 2003 war

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    geraldbolso1899 3 years, 8 months ago

    that's music to my ears


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