AC-130 gunship

AFSOC ends AC-130J Ghostrider gunship laser weapon integration efforts

AFSOC ends AC-130J Ghostrider gunship laser weapon integration efforts

The USAF dream of equipping the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship with a high-energy laser weapon system has come to an end… Read More

1 month ago

USAF is considering to remove AC-130J Ghostrider gunship’s powerful 105mm cannon

USAF may remove AC-130 gunship’s 105mm cannon US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is considering to remove the AC-130J… Read More

6 months ago

AFSOC receives 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider gunship

AFSOC received its 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider, completing the command’s transition from the legacy AC-130W, AC-130U and AC-130H fleets.… Read More

1 year ago

AC-130A crew reunited with “Spectre 17” Gunship 50 years after it was hit by 57mm round over Vietnam

Along with the structural damage, the 57 mm also created a three-foot hole in the weapons control booth of AC-130A… Read More

2 years ago

The US Navy Designed a New 105mm Gun for AC-130 and delivered it to the US Air Force to replace the Gunship’s M102 Howitzer and M137A1 recoil mechanism

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division engineers designed, developed and delivered an upgraded 105mm Gun Aircraft Unit specifically made with… Read More

2 years ago

Lockheed Martin Delivers Airborne High Energy Laser To USAF For Flight Testing On AC-130J Gunship

Lockheed Martin delivered the Airborne High Energy Laser subsystem for integration with other systems in preparation for ground testing and… Read More

3 years ago

Impressive video features AC-130W Stinger II gunship firing its 30mm ATK GAU-23/A autocannon & 105mm M102 howitzer at Training Range

The cool video in this post shows a US Air Force (USAF) aerial gunners operating a 30mm ATK GAU-23/A autocannon… Read More

4 years ago

“BRRRRTTTTTT + Wham, Wham:” A-10 Pilot Remembers when He Teamed up with AC-130 Gunships and Performed a Memorable Gun Run against Taliban during Operation Anaconda

‘Everything was gone. Between the gunship hitting the target with 40 mm cannon rounds and us putting 6000 lbs of… Read More

4 years ago

Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace

One A-10 pilot who almost collided with a UAV when it arrived in his airspace unannounced commented, 'This thing hits… Read More

6 years ago

USAF TO DECLARE AC-130J GUNSHIP IOC THIS MONTH BUT WILL HAVE TO WAIT TWO YEARS MORE BEFORE SENDING IT TO COMBAT

The AC-130J will not be going into combat anytime soon as U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is lagging behind… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S HOW AN AC-130U GUNSHIP AIRCREW SAVED 50 FRIENDLY SOLDIERS BY FIRING SEVERAL BURSTS WITHIN 10 METERS OF THEM

The firepower necessary to deter the enemy required the crew to exceed cooling requirements on the 105 mm Howitzer cannon,… Read More

7 years ago

THE STORY OF AN EFFECTIVE CAS MISSION PROVIDED BY TWO USAF F-16 PILOTS TO SPECIAL OPS IN AFGHANISTAN’s NANGARHAR PROVINCE

A mere 60 seconds after arriving on scene, Andrle used his first bomb to destroy an insurgent-infested building. Less than… Read More

7 years ago

A NEW WEAPON WILL MAKE THE AC-130 GUNSHIP EVEN MORE LETHAL

Special operations forces plan to buy 1,000 GBU-69/B SGMs, equipping Lockheed Martin AC-130 gunships and other aircraft According to FlightGlobal,… Read More

7 years ago

THE SPECTRE OVER THE HIGHWAY OF DEATH: THE AC-130 GUNSHIP IN ACTION DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

The stretch of road that Haddad and his crew had fired on quickly became known as the "Highway of Death" due… Read More

7 years ago