AC-130 Gunship Mission

AC-130 Gunship Footage
The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily-armed ground-attack aircraft. The basic airframe is manufactured by Lockheed, and Boeing is responsible for the conversion into a gunship and for aircraft support. It is a variant of the C-130 Hercules transport plane. The AC-130A Gunship II superseded the AC-47 Gunship I in the Vietnam War.

The gunship’s sole user is the United States Air Force, which uses AC-130H Spectre and AC-130U Spooky variants. The AC-130 is powered by four Rolls-Royce T56-A-15 turboprops and has an armament ranging from 20 mm Gatling guns to 105 mm howitzers. It has a standard crew of twelve or thirteen airmen, including five officers (two pilots, a navigator, an electronic warfare officer and a fire control officer) and enlisted personnel (flight engineer, electronics operators, and aerial gunners).

The US Air Force uses the AC-130 gunships for close air support, air interdiction, and force protection. Close air support roles include supporting ground troops, escorting convoys, and flying urban operations. Air interdiction missions are conducted against planned targets and targets of opportunity. Force protection missions include defending air bases and other facilities. Currently, AC-130U Spooky model gunships are stationed at Hurlburt Field in Northwest Florida and the AC-130H models are stationed at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. The gunship squadrons are part of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), a component of United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

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27 thoughts on “AC-130 Gunship Mission

  1. I can’t help but feel bad for those poor guys running with bombs raining down around them lol

  2. Gianpierre2009 Master says:

    Cod mw gunship

  3. King Kaos says:

    What the hell is that guy yelling ?

  4. S.E. Sander says:

    You like to kill American's? Okay…stand bye, we got something for ya! 🤘🏻🇺🇲🤘🏻

  5. Charles Laurence Piga says:

    Im 12 and im 2 when this happened

  6. mayden dablock says:

    I love it, 8:52 the man is blown into pieces

  7. Rob Henningsen says:

    Even at $400 a round, money well spent

  8. Kidz Bop 38 is Straight FIRE!! says:

    9:03 "I saw those two guys flying apart." Lol

  9. Axl Despaw says:

    Shitty shooting and a big waste of money

  10. عبد العزيز says:

    Bad ping

  11. David Sanchez says:

    “Do not fire directly on the church” only og gamers know where this is from😂

  12. Wooksnthings TV says:

    Who in the f is yelling “bang”

  13. I Horizontal I says:

    so what was the delay between the shot and the hit?

  14. Is this real life or a cod 4 mission?

  15. nuothe11th says:

    “BOOM. DARNIT.” Not “Gun Ready.”

  16. SuperMilkfloat says:

    such heroes launching $80000 missiles at people from the dark. real fuckin tuff guys.

  17. MaximusBasileus says:

    " You are NOT permitted to fire on the Church "

  18. ᴛ ʀ ᴀ s ʜ ᴇ ʀ So2 says:

    I thought my Right headphone side broke

  19. the among us gang says:

    My brother was on the ac130 in this vi

  20. Josey Wales says:

    What is the AC-130 gunships elevation ?

  21. make sure you dont fire on the church

  22. Anakin's Limbs says:

    I'm not very knowledgeable about these kinds of things, so I have question that I've been wondering. What is the most expensive part about manufacturing and using these type of weapons? When I was younger I figured we sourced raw materials and built from scratch, which I imagine still cost money, but I'm not exactly sure of how much. I hear so much about cost of these things, but never here a explanation

  23. Is there someone with Tourette's on the radio? What the hell is that yelling?

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