As the debate on the future of the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II continues to take place in the military and Congress, more and more footage of these iconic planes in action is emerging.

In the video below we see an A-10 performing a gun run using its GAU-8 Avenger cannon against a Taliban target on a motorcycle.

The A-10 is generally thought of positively by ground troops for its ability to quickly and accurately neutralize enemy ground positions.

The aging planes have been the subject of some controversy as Congress and the Air Force mull plans to extend the service life of the aircraft.