A YouTube video showing a remote-controlled A-10 WartHog firing a nerf cannon.
For those who have ever dreamed of calling in a gun run on backyard intruders — squirrels, racoons, neighborhood kids — there’s a new tool for your arsenal. A recent YouTube video shows a remote-controlled A-10 Warthog that someone custom-made in their garage, doing gun runs over a golf course. The tiny tank killer even has a cannon modelled after the real A-10’s 600-pound GAU-8.
This one is built around Nerf’s Rival Zeus blaster, which fires 12 foam balls in under a second from the nose of the A-10. It even sounds a bit like the real thing. Check out how it was made in the below video and watch it strafe some cardboard tanks.
A word that could once not be mentioned in court — torture — was front and center on Friday as a military tribunal prepares to take on the long-delayed trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the confessed chief plotter of the 9/11 attacks, and four other defendants.
"I know torture's a dirty word," defense attorney Walter Ruiz told the tribunal. "I'll tell you what, judge, I'm not going to sanitize this for their concerns."
A 19-year-old Army private who died during basic training earlier this month was posthumously promoted to private first class, just before friends and family gathered for a memorial service to honor his life on Jan. 16.