[Video] This is what taking a direct tank shell hit looks like!

A-10 Warthogs’ specialty is killing enemy tanks.

For this reason they are U.S. soldiers favorite planes when it deals with calling for air support in Afghanistan. An A-10 with a 30mm GAU-8 Avenger gun and some AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles would probably be useful to the Free Syrian Army as well and have prevented the rebel cameraman shooting the footage below from taking a T-72 tank’s direct hit.

Reportedly filmed at Jobar Damacus Lewaa al-Baraa, full speed:

Slow motion:

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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.