A-10 jets destroy Humvees in US air force target practice

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Incredible footage has surfaced online of US Air Force jet fighters destroying remote-controlled Humvees.

The footage comes from the Saylor Creek Training Range in Idaho, and shows American A-10 jets firing machine guns and missiles at the remotely operated vehicles.

According to AiirSource Military, which uploaded the video, the aircraft were from the 124th Fighter Wing, which is based at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho – around 100 miles away from the range.

The video shows the rugged off-road vehicles totally destroyed by the onslaught, with the weaponry disabling the cars despite occasional misses.

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt 'Warthog' aircraft is a single-seat, twin-engine fighter designed specifically for air-to-ground attacks such as these.

It is usually armed with a Gatling-style 30mm autocannon and carries AGM-65 Maverick infrared-guided missiles, although it can also carry cluster bombs and rocket pods, as well as Sidewinder air-to-air missiles for self-defence.

Footage from the interior of one of the Humvees shows just how devastating the front-mounted autocannon can be, with the vehicle completely riddled with bullet holes.