Welcome back to our channel for a feature on the Warthog, the US Air Force tank busting A-10 Thunderbolt II and its ability to land on the most primitive and austere roads and airfields. At 2:18 The main gun of the A-10 is situated so that the barrel that's firing is on the plane's center line. This is to accurately aim the gun and it puts the gun's recoil on the plane's center line eliminating recoil induced yaw. The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Fairchild Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). In service since 1976, it is named for the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II-era fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets, but commonly referred to as the "Warthog" or "Hog". The A-10 was designed to provide close air support (CAS) to friendly ground troops by attacking armored vehicles, tanks, and other enemy ground forces; it is the only production-built aircraft designed solely for CAS to have served with the U.S. Air Force. Its secondary mission is to direct other aircraft in attacks on ground targets, a role called forward air controller-airborne; aircraft used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.