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Posted: 10/15/2001 10:24:51 PM EST
US based FoxNews reported a few hrs ago that a C130 gunship was 'doing its thing' over a troop concentration in Afghanistan. They are calling it Spl Ops. Excellent! Light up those skys with those mini guns and 105mm How! Keep 'em firing. 1feral1 Sydney
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 10:28:58 PM EST
Yeah,...I heard the guy make a reference to "this new C 130 gunship we have" lol.....um,...do you mean the Spectre? definitely could do some damage
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 11:05:39 PM EST
AC-130 facts [url]http://www.theaviationzone.com/facts/ac130.htm[/url] The Spectre Association [url]http://www.spectre-association.org/[/url] Sam's AC-130 page [url]http://hometown.aol.com/SamC130/ac130.html[/url] C-130 Hercules Headquarters AC-130 photo page [url]http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/gunship.htm[/url] looking at the 105mm Howitzer and the 40mm Bofors cannon. GAU 25mm guns are mounted forward. Death from the sky! [img]http://members.tripod.com/~a26invader/130aft4.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/images/ac130_04.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 11:32:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 5:49:37 AM EST
We used AC-47's in Veitnam for sure, I don't know if the AC-130 was used or not. At any rate I bet the guys on the ground are having a [b]real[/b] good time with that circling them!
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 8:57:41 AM EST
Oh yeah. The AC-47 came out just before I was in the AF (66-78). I had the pleasure of watching a few of them and the AC-119 work over an area. Very impressive, especially when you realize that only one in ten (IIRC) of that stream is a tracer. There's an invisible 9 in between. I saw a couple AC-130 on the ground at TonSohnNhut (Saigon) when they just had miniguns and a single 40mm gun. When they first got a 105, it was pointed out the back. They've come a long way since! Fighters & bombers come & go over a battlefield, but these guys hang in the sky for 10 - 12 hours, shooting up anything that dares stick its head up. Very serious machinery.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 9:47:06 AM EST
Spooky getting some!!! (Puff is the original c-47 version)
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 9:57:12 AM EST
Good old CNN manages to screw up again: "And we did that with the AC-130 gunship armed with three guns, a 40 mm mortar, 105 mm howitzer and another 40 mm gun" What the heck is a 40 mm mortar?? They left out the best weapon: GATLING! http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/16/ret.shepperd.am/ Anyone knows where the AC130 were based? Regards ACK
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:07:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:40:30 AM EST
Wow! One long flight from Florida to Afghanistan! How many in flight refuelings? [:)] Perhaps taking off rom Uzbekistan? AC
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 10:45:28 AM EST
New? I remember that plane from the old John Wayne movie, "The Green Berets". They called it Puff the Magic Dragon. It's probably upgraded with all kinds of GPS fire controls and high tech electronics now.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 11:01:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 11:23:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 11:18:07 AM EST by kill-9]
[img]http://www.theaviationzone.com/images/gunships/ac130/bin-1/ac130_26.jpg[/img] Miniguns vs. Taliban infantry...putting the [b]hole[/b] in Holy War. -kill-9
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 11:40:03 AM EST
So, how many rounds of ammo does the specter carry? - CD
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 3:46:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By USNJoe: AC-130 facts [url]http://www.theaviationzone.com/facts/ac130.htm[/url] The Spectre Association [url]http://www.spectre-association.org/[/url] Sam's AC-130 page [url]http://hometown.aol.com/SamC130/ac130.html[/url] C-130 Hercules Headquarters AC-130 photo page [url]http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/gunship.htm[/url] looking at the 105mm Howitzer and the 40mm Bofors cannon. GAU 25mm guns are mounted forward. Death from the sky! [img]http://members.tripod.com/~a26invader/130aft4.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/images/ac130_04.jpg[/img]
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Check out that "Grim Reaper" decal.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 5:12:23 PM EST
... it's a beautiful thing! ... so are our F18E/F pilots launching and landing on football fields in the dark of night. [img]http://aolsvc.aol.com/WebImage/PHOTOGALLERIES/News/night1011/p03night.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 5:21:51 PM EST
America's BIRD OF PREY!!!!
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 5:28:26 PM EST
3 C130's flew over our town here couple days ago. They were about 100' about the houses. They always did come over once in a while but since 9-11 they fly over more often and before there would be 2 of them but now there are 3 sometimes. the last time they came over they banked on they're sides just as they were over my house. Maybe they were practicing by targeting my house? naahhhh -bricklayer
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 5:55:24 PM EST
[img]http://www.afa.org/magazine/graphics/0499gunships1.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ac-119gunships.com/images/stinger/stgrphl000.jpg[/img] Bulldog OUT OOHRAHH
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