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Posted: 11/26/2003 10:01:59 AM EDT
You know the one....it's fixed on a target and circling it, all the while the guns are blazing. It's a time lapse photo at night ant the tracers are red....help me out.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:08:47 AM EDT
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=766&iGalleryUnq=32&iImageUnq=20160[/img]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:10:00 AM EDT
There's lots... Search for... ac 130 photo night tracer
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:46:03 AM EDT
i love that pic
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:11:31 AM EDT
ah yes!!! the "dragon ships." mcole
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:14:34 AM EDT
Osprey, thanks. That's what I was looking for. A guy at work was talking about the AC-130, and I asked him if he ever saw that picture. He hadn't. Now he has. I tried a google search and came up flat...lots of other pictures though.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:16:23 AM EDT
You know..........I NEVER want to be on the receiving end of one of those things... [:o]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:20:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21: [url]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=766&iGalleryUnq=32&iImageUnq=20160[/url]
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Is that all coming from one plane?? How the hell is the spread pattern so wide????
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:24:21 AM EDT
Probably 15 seconds of flying time... Think about it.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:24:23 AM EDT
well a lot of crap is going on. turbulance, recoil and the plane is getting lighter from expending fuel and ammo.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:25:30 AM EDT
The AC-130 is in a fixed radius flight pattern. That means when the plane is banking to the left, all the weapons are pointed down. ANd by flying in a circle with the target as the pivot point, it puts the target at the center of aim for all it's weapons. Result? see above picture. Keep in mind, you only see 20% of the bullets. Every 5th rd is a tracer. That's a lot of lead falling.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:49:34 AM EDT
I like this one also; A 17th SOS AC119G carrying 4 miniguns, firing near Phan Rang Vietnam 1970. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=766&iGalleryUnq=32&iImageUnq=20164[/img] [size=4][b]Beaucoup 7.62![/b][/size=4]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 12:22:45 PM EDT
[b]GET SOME!!!![/b]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 12:30:00 PM EDT
Does anyone have the video of them taking out the Al-quada installations?
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 12:50:50 PM EDT
I still can't get over those gunships. SO much fire power in one flying chassis. Of course it would be almost useless in a war vs. a real superpower.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 12:54:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheFNG: Does anyone have the video of them taking out the Al-quada installations?
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[url]http://demandmedia.net/story/2003/1/5/115218/6551[/url]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 1:20:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MillerSHO: I still can't get over those gunships. SO much fire power in one flying chassis. Of course it would be almost useless in a war vs. a real superpower.
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How would it be useless in a war against a super power. Superpowers (like us) still have ground troops you know. I am pretty sure that ac-130 is designed as an anti-personel weapon, correct me if I'm wrong.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 1:46:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MillerSHO: I still can't get over those gunships. SO much fire power in one flying chassis. Of course it would be almost useless in a war vs. a real superpower.
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Think about the awe that's inspired by just the PICTURES of it. Then think about the awe that's probably inspired by it's appearance overhead, should you happen to be wearing the wrong color clothes.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 2:00:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lvgunner777:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO: I still can't get over those gunships. SO much fire power in one flying chassis. Of course it would be almost useless in a war vs. a real superpower.
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How would it be useless in a war against a super power. Superpowers (like us) still have ground troops you know. I am pretty sure that ac-130 is designed as an anti-personel weapon, correct me if I'm wrong.
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When I say super power, I mean an army with all the points covered. If the air is still hostile or the air war hasn't been won yet, you might as well paint a bulls eye on the damn thing. Also I know it flys at a high celing, but if the enemy had up to par Surface to air defences, I'm sure yet again the gunship would be slow, huge flying target. I don't know much about the 2 different gunships so I'm probably wrong, but they don't seem to have a much of a role during the front line combat where fire power would be needed the most.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 2:29:45 PM EDT
Yes, there have been many Spectre's lost to SAM's over it's years of service. Here's a copy of the text from a[url=http://airwarvietnam.com/galvan20sosCalling%20Carda.jpg]'Business Card'[/url] of the 17th SOS stating it's role in war.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:29:44 PM EDT
Just the thing for the next Palestinian or Iraqi anti-American riot. BRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPP!!!
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:54:53 PM EDT
Anyone have the high res version of those pics?
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:34:14 PM EDT
Bump! ^^^
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