Ever since Russian forces invaded Ukraine, an arms race between the Eurasian country and NATO has been reignited. The two sides have been trying to intimidate each other by showing their fangs or rather photos and videos of all their latest weapons.
At the end of the March, the United States unveiled photos of its famous air support aircraft that is equipped with powerful new bombs.
Introducing the A-10C Thunderbolt II
Nicknamed the ‘bomb truck’ this aircraft was presented by the US Air Force on 25 March. For the time being, little is known about this new and modern weapon but according to Business Insider, it is now equipped with sixteen small-diameter GBU-39 bombs.
Don’t be fooled by their name. These bombs may be called ‘small’ but each GPS-enabled bomb weighs more than 100 kgs and they can definitely hit a target.
In service until the late 2030s
The A-10C Thunderbolt II is designed to take part in high-intensity combat and is therefore a real air asset for the US and NATO. Furthermore, the integration of the small-diameter bombs make the aircraft even more threatening.
This flying bomb truck is expected to remain in the fleet until the late 2030s.
This article has been translated from Gentside FR.