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Survey: How do you spell the sound that an A-10 Warthog’s autocannon makes?

There are few sounds more welcome to U.S. military personnel than the sound of an A-10 Thunderbolt II's GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm autocannon raining down a hail of lead on an unsuspecting enemy force. But here's a question: How the hell do you actually spell (and, in turn, pronounce) that sweet, sweet sound of freedom?
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There are few sounds more welcome to U.S. military personnel than the sound of an A-10 Thunderbolt II’s GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm autocannon raining down a hail of lead on an unsuspecting enemy force.

But here’s a question: How the hell do you actually spell (and, in turn, pronounce) that sweet, sweet sound of freedom?

To that end, we’re attempting to build a regional map of A-10 autocannon pronunciations, from BRRRT to VVVTTT — and we need your help.

Take our survey below: