The video title says 4000 pound bomb, but that’s not quite accurate.
Hard to tell just how many bombs, and what size, were dropped. I counted at least six primary detonations.
While most folks react to the probable retirement of the A-10 fleet with anguish, I have to admit I’m not terribly concerned. Yes, the GAU-8 gun of the A-10 is handy. But virtually all close air support delivered today is via precision guided weapons. Between the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) on the ground and the use of PGMs, the A-10’s low and slow capability is largely redundant. Further, the vastly improved electro/optical sensors carried by virtually all strike aircraft today also argue against the A-10s ability to get down in the weeds to spot targets. Simply put, the technology to attack targets exists now that was beyond the state of the art when the A-10 was conceived and fielded. The improvement of short range air defense in that same environment further argues against an A-10.
Before you call for my beheading, yes, I’d prefer the Air Force to keep the A-10 in service. But removing an airframe from service has the potential to save the Air Force a lot of money. I can see where they’re coming from.