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If only someone would compile this so-called “military slang” into one compendium that I could read once and then donate to Goodwill…
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GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm cannon
3,900 rpm (variable)
Effective firing range 4,000 feet (1,220 m)
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
Close air support attack aircraft
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)
500 to 2,000 pounds (230 to 910 kg).