why do people on this website worship/masturbate to/obsess over the A-10 warthog?
Mainly because of this:
The GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Gatling-style autocannon, capable of firing depleted uranium (DU) rounds at a rate of fire of 3,900 rounds per minute, designed to fuck up all sorts of armor from the root, sides and back, for which the A-10 carries an astonishing 1,350 rounds of ammo, not enough for a full minute of fire, that’s for sure, but for a modern aircraft that’s unseen, as they usually carry less than 300 rounds for their cannons, most of them of the 20mm caliber.
Also great at dealing with rebel forces and anyone you don’t like, as explosive rounds in place of DU ones effectively serve as a hail of rockets.
One of the few planes designed around a single weapon’s system, and not the other way around.
Plus, she’s a gorgeous machine, capable of giving all sorts of hell with an assortment of weapons apart from the Avenger, with the bonus that she can also take quite the beating, most of not all of her design choices aimed at ensuring her survival in combat.