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Posted: 10/15/2001 6:25:26 PM EDT
i thought you guys would be excited to know.
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 6:53:26 PM EDT
.... yeah baby, WE'RE IN [img]http://www.stratfor.com/images/Asia/Map/Afghanistan_USStrikes_icon2.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 6:56:16 PM EDT
I doubt the USAF would have deployed this asset without locating a target rich environment. Can you say Taleburger?
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:12:49 PM EDT
There is an extremely good book on Spectre operations in Vietnam by Henry Zeybel, called "Gunship - Spectre of Death". Read it and tremble.
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:30:17 PM EDT
'bout time
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:38:39 PM EDT
God, I wish I was pushing the throttles on that thing!
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:40:46 PM EDT
the good job is the sensor operator they shoot the guns and 105mm howietzer
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 7:42:11 PM EDT
[img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/SPECTRE%2Fac130%2Ejpg[/img] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/SPECTRE%2Fac%2D130%2Dspectre%2D44%2Ds%2Ejpg[/img] AC-130 SPECTRE gunships They are gonna have ole' abdul dancin' for sure !!!
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:04:12 PM EDT
A conversation in the Afghan mountains: Hey Osama, look at that American cargo plane, going to drop some food supplies to the cowardly refugees!! Lets take a shot at it! Pow! Pow! Hey, its turning! What those things sticking out the side...? RRRRRRROOOAAAAARRRRRR!!!! Mommy!!!
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:09:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2001 8:06:51 PM EDT by bulldog1967]
[img]http://www.afa.org/magazine/graphics/0499gunships1.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ac-119gunships.com/images/stinger/stgrphl000.jpg[/img] Bulldog OUT OOHRAHH!!
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:10:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bulldog1967: [img]http://www.afa.org/magazine/graphics/0499gunships1.gif[/img] Bulldog OUT OOHRAHH!!
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Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:30:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2001 8:26:45 PM EDT by Zapata]
I was stationed in Indian Springs, NW of Nellis in the mid '80's. The NV Air Guard ( I think ) would work out in the desert with these things, within easy sight, at night. Just absolutely ungodly. One could see the lights of the aircraft orbiting, then red rain, then a few moments later, a sound like God giving you a raspberry. Has to be seen to be appreciated. Photos or film of this simply don't compare. Kind of a "WHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIRRRRRPP" sound.
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:32:13 PM EDT
[:)]
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:36:33 PM EDT
I remember news reports that came out of the Gulf War regarding the A-10. The Vulcan Cannon on that thing struck the fear of god into those people. They literaly jumped out of whatever armored vehicle they were in and ran to the hills. I would love to hear what's running through the Taliban malitia's minds after seeing and hearing the AC-130. [url]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/ac-130.htm[/url] A serious piece of hardware.
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:43:25 PM EDT
Hey, where are the A-10's? If it is quiet enough to run AC-130's at night it should be safe enough to run the A-10's during the day. Not to mention that night-flying A-10's should be escorting AC-130's on flack suppression duty.
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 8:46:50 PM EDT
> "a sound like God giving you a raspberry"... LOL. Great description! - CD
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 9:02:47 PM EDT
Yeah! PUFF!
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 9:03:16 PM EDT
Oh, the sound of the A-10's 30mm cannons ripping a burst is a Godly sound... a nice, loud abrupt VVRRRRRRRRRPPP! Muh father commanded a Forward Air Control Unit when the gulf war started. They would go out in their decked out Hummers and tell the 10's where and what to kill. Luckily his unit didn't have to go to Saudi....
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 9:06:29 PM EDT
Thanks for my new wallpaper!
Link Posted: 10/15/2001 9:13:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2001 9:31:36 PM EDT by Smeghead]
[img]http://www.mines.edu/Academic/afrotc/105load.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.specialoperations.com/Aviation/AC_130/000719-f-0000d-003.jpg[/img] Great FAQ on Gunships. [url]http://www.cs.ruu.nl/wais/html/na-dir/vietnam/usaf-gunships.html[/url]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 12:17:07 PM EDT
What? No "A" models? I am crushed. Someone humor me and post a picture of an "A" model. Man, I hated working on those things. Long ago. . .in a galaxy far away. . .[:D]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 1:12:12 PM EDT
Just watching those things gives me wood...
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 1:46:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 1:41:01 PM EDT by LS1Eddie]
What? No "A" models?
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There is an A model parked about five miles from my house. Drop by sometime. [:)] Spent seven years with the H models. Was deployed with the guys from Duke Field on a couple of occasions. Operation JUST CAUSE comes to mind. Eddie
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 1:55:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 1:55:08 PM EDT by alexanderredhook]
Originally Posted By Fox: What? No "A" models? I am crushed. Someone humor me and post a picture of an "A" model. Man, I hated working on those things. Long ago. . .in a galaxy far away. . .[:D]
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[img]http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/images/ac130_35.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/images/ac130_45.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 1:58:23 PM EDT
Thanks, Eddie. We had two squadrons of Spectre gunships, one each of A and H models. The H models were a lot easier to work on than the A's. The pictures brought back some great memories.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 2:05:01 PM EDT
Hey, AR, great pics! Thanks. Where is bird 509 located?
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 3:44:46 PM EDT
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