Brrrrrrrtttt…could the A-10 Warthog’s killer-gun SINK a WW2 Battleship???
Simple enough…”yes, a little stupid”…but a FUN answer comes from a Military author named Alex Jauch
Here’s the specific QUESTION:
Could an A-10 Warthog take down a Yamato-class battleship?
Following Quotes by Alex Jauch:
“Uh, that’s kinda the wrong question.
Unless you plan to fly the plane into the ship (NOT advised),
then the question isn’t about the PLANE attacking the ship.
The question is about the Ordinance attacking the ship.”
“So, you might ask, could the A-10 use the GAU-8 to take down the Yamato?”
What is the GAU-8 weapon?
Everyone in guy’s world has heard of the A-10 “Warthog”.
Most dudes get reference of,
(sound that Warthogs’ killer GUN makes).
“Warthog” is a nickname
Modern A-10s are officially named Thunderbolt ii
Famous “gun” is the GAU-8 “Avenger”
-Gatling-style Autocannon spins 7-barrels
???MAX Rate of FIRE ???
ROUNDs per MINUTE
-Currently A-10s are set to fire on Medium RATE…which equals 3,900 PEWs per minute.
Submitted by iCHIVE user ewkilgour (+100 Points) C)
Pilot is sitting on top of a massive 620-lb weapons system.
She fires massive PEWs…
30x173mm Round next to a .30-06 Springfield (WW2’s M1 Grand rifle)for comparison.
-Ammo is either Armor Piercing
(Kill enemy tank with fast-moving Kinetic energy)
-High Explosive Incendiary rounds
(Kill groups of bad-guys with a lil BOOM on impact)
Usually the pilots/sorties use a 5-to-1 ratio:
-FIVE armor Piercing rounds then 1 BOOMing high-explosive round
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Submitted by iCHIVE user Geekaboo (+100 Points) “COULD the A-10 use the GAU-8 to take down the Yamato?
The Yamato was designed to withstand 16″ naval rifles.”
The GAU-8 would mess up things like top-side and perhaps wreck some masts but would NOT be able to cripple or sink the Yamato.
Quick once-over on WW2’s
The Japanese Imperial Navy’s massive GUNs-on-the-Sea Battleships:
-Only 2 Built, the “Yamato” and “Musashi”
-Heaviest battleships of World War 2
-Yamatos carried the Largest naval artillery ever fitted to a warship
-Nine 460-mm (18.1 in) naval guns, each capable of firing 3,220-lb. shells over 26-Miles.
“Large ships, like the Yamato, were strafed many times by aircraft including up-gunned B-25’s.”
It was an unpleasant experience;
I am sure, but not a danger to the ship…”
“…Most warship kills by aircraft were dive bombs or torpedo attacks…”
“…Navel ship lost in battle (during WW2) were NOT Gun Kills.”
“The B-25 had great success going after Cargo ships using guns but…”
“…those are basically un-armored and the (B-25’s) 50-Cals would rip right through them.”
While the (Warthog’s) 30-mm Depleted Uranium round is formidable,
it’s NOT a battleship Killer.”
“Notice how massive the 16″ shells fired by US battleships are in comparison to the sailors in the picture.
That means that an A-10 would need to use missiles.”
Submitted by iCHIVE user OBAN14 (+100 Points) “Normally, the A-10 is an anti-tank ground attack aircraft.”
“(Warthog’s) favorite weapon is this thing:
“This is an anti-tank weapon so it would likely be able to penetrate the Yamato’s upper decks and cause damage.
Notice the attack angle in the photo above. Answers about Yamamoto’s armor belt are incorrect as they would attack from above as they do with tanks.”
“Targeting is unknown, they are designed to target tanks so I’m not sure how well they would do with a large target like a battleship.”
“(Warthogs) are designed for laser or optical targeting so you would have to “lase” the target for a while, perhaps exposing the A-10 to AAA (Anti-Aircraft gun/cannon) Fire from the battleship.
Most likely, you could engage from ranges beyond their effective fire range but I wouldn’t want to get anywhere near that thing.
Assuming you could hit it, four or five Mavericks would seriously damage the Yamato and possibly disable her. Unlikely to sink her from that angle, but definitely possible to achieve a “mission kill.”
“However, if I was asked to attack the Yamato by myself, I would load up with as many of these as I could carry:
AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon”
(Picture BELOW / F-16 Falcon)
“Specifically using the AGM-154C variant which is designed for hardened targets. Attacking from above again, they use shaped charges to penetrate things like bunkers…”
“…Four or five of these would likely destroy the Yamamoto completely.”
The A-10 is rated to carry them, so it would just be a matter of how many you could cram on the rails.
“As an added bonus, they are designed to be used from long ranges. From a range of 70nautical-miles, the Yamamoto may not be aware the A-10 is even there…”
“…Unlike the Maverick, it is a “fire and forget” weapon with terminal thermal guidance. This would keep the A-10 well away from any AAA batteries operating on the Yamamoto.”
The GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling gun next to a Volkswagen Beetle.
Removing an installed GAU-8 from an A-10 requires first installing a jack under the aircraft’s tail to prevent it from tipping, as the cannon makes up most of the aircraft’s forward weight.
LOVE you Thunderbolt ii
“Oh, by the way, this would be MUCH simpler for a single F-18:
“One F-18 with a couple of LRASM’s would do the job easily from ranges well beyond Yamamoto’s ability to defend herself.”
“TL;DR: The lethality of modern aircraft completely out-classes any WWII era battleship including the Yamato which was no match for even the piston-driven aircraft of the time.”
-Quotes by Alex Jauch
There ya have it.
Not the modern PLANE attacking Battleship…it’s easy to defeat WW2 tech…IF you’re attacking with the correct BOOM Ordinance.
Luv ya 30MikeMike but the truth ain’t BRRRRrrrrrTTT sexy…
…the A-10s real killer is hanging quietly under the simple Thunderbolt ii “Warthog’s” boring yet effective Wings.
GAU-8 is the sh*t.
Can’t account for the element of:
SCARE-the-F-CK outta Bad-guys.
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And more answers to
“A-10 vs. WW2 Japanese Battleship” question on Quora.com
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