USAF Planes (AC-130U Spooky, AC-130W Stinger) in Action During Exercise Emerald Warrior in Florida.
The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport fixed-wing aircraft. It carries a wide array of anti-ground oriented weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire-control systems. Unlike other military fixed-wing aircraft, the AC-130 relies on visual targeting. Because its large profile and low operating altitudes (around 7,000 ft) make it an easy target, it usually flies close air support missions at night.
Video Credits: U.S. Air Force | United States Department of Defense
Thumbnail Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook
Derivative works: Military Archive
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