AC-130 Gunship in Action – Firing All Its Cannons • Exercise Emerald Warrior

AC-130 Gunship in Action - Firing All Its Cannons • Exercise Emerald Warrior
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Compilation with the AC-130 (AC-130H Spectre, AC-130U Spooky II, AC-130W Stinger II ) during conducting live fire missions during Exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 – 2016.

► Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats.

► 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 Credit: U.S. Air Force | United States Department of Defense

Photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom

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  1. The massive gatling gun and 30mm cannon is wild enough, but the fact that they also bolted a 105mm howitzer to the side of a cargo plane and said, "let's do this" is just insane.

  2. I flew the arma 3 equivalent of this. The futuristic osprey gunship and between myself and my gunner and a small squad on a wasteland server we stayed airborne for 6 hours (minus rearm refuel at carrier off shore) and racked up over 300 kills. 105mm 40mm and 20mm felt so satisfying seeing the enemy team rage at us in global chat.

  3. 한국공군 c130은 많은데 어떻게 ac130 한대 안되나? 저거한대있으면 백령도 연평도 타격받을때 저거한대만 띄워도 북한군 섬진지 걍 가루로만드는데

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