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Old 05-03-2014, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Olefin View Post
As to ammo - more than 100,000,000 rounds were made for the GAU-8/A in our timeline
I had trouble accepting that number until i found this.

http://www.atk.com/wp-content/upload...173mmAmmo1.pdf

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ATK’s family of 30mm x 173mm ammunition builds on our production experience of over 100 million rounds of 30mm GAU-8 ammunition.
I am pretty well informed on things military, but every once and a while the size of military logistics staggers my mind.

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I guess that only comes out to about 100 full loads per airframe. Not unreasonable when you consider the longevity of the airframe and the amount of training the US does.

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