first published on July 11, 2020 by Will
The following footage shows an event from 2007 where British troops are nearly killed in an A-10 Warthog strafing run in Afghanistan. The video starts right after the first strafe, which was too close for comfort, but they laugh it off… until the second strafe comes even closer and they decide to fall back in case of a third, deadlier gun run.
This video always reminds me of the time my buds and I almost got wiped out by an A-10 strafing run on Margah COP in Paktika. We were in contact from a set of mountains called “the tits” right next to the outpost. The pilot strafed the backside of the mountains while heading right toward the COP, and half his burst hit inside the wire, chewing up the Hesco walls we were firing from. His next strafe was straight down the middle of the Margah Bazaar. The next day hundreds of pissed off locals showed up and surrounded the outpost wanting answers. You could see Taliban standing inside the groups, but there was nothing we could do about it.