Watch This F-35A Fighter Jet Fire Off 181 Rounds Faster Than You Can Say ‘God Bless America’

by 4 years ago

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Screw donuts, the slogan should be ‘America runs on Lockeed’, because footage like this of an GAU-22/A gun mounted on a F-35A fighter jet from Lockeed-Martin is what helps me sleep at night, knowing that America has the most advanced military the world has ever seen. Sure, our government might be allocating just a smidgen too much coin towards our defense budget, but when you see fighter jets like this in action it all makes sense.

And as amazing as this footage is that clip isn’t even a glimpse of what the GAU-22/A gun is capable of. The GAU-22/A, four-barrel, 25mm gatling gun is capable of firing up to 3,300 ROUNDS PER MINUTE! My mind cannot even fathom a gun attached to a plan firing of 3,300 rounds per minute, but based on that video above and the GIFs below, it certainly seems plausible:

I can’t help but wonder how much it would cost to shoot off that gun for a full 60 seconds, and how expensive it is to fire off 3,300 rounds in only one minute….


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