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

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

4 months ago

Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way to receive the Medal of Honor

On Jul. 8, 2023 former Vietnam War veteran Larry Taylor received a call from US President Joe Biden. Biden informed… Read More

8 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

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

First AC-130J Ghostrider gunship delivered to Cannon Air Force Base

The arrival of Cannon’s first AC-130J Ghostrider represents a significant expansion of force generation capacity for the Base. On Jul.… Read More

3 years ago

AC-130J Ghostrider flyby commemorates 30th anniversary of the shot down of AC-130H Spirit 03, the largest single loss suffered by USAF in Operation Desert Storm

The AC-130H crew were supporting US Marines during a battle in Khafji, Saudi Arabia. As the video in this post… 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

3 years ago

AC-130U Gunship Crew receives 14 Medals for 9-hour long CAS Mission over Afghanistan to allow rescue of 15 wounded soldiers

The enemy was not able to get a single shot off at the MEDEVAC helicopters, due to the precise airpower… Read More

4 years ago

Impressive Video shows AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship Simulating Airstrikes during Ex. Emerald Warrior 20-1

During Emerald Warrior 20-1 USAF Special Tactics operators worked with French JTACs to direct AC-130J Ghostrider simulated airstrikes at Grayling… Read More

4 years ago

Last Armed AC-130U Spooky Gunship Retired to 309 AMARG

AC-130U gunship, tail number 513 was the last Spooky with its guns still installed and one of the very last… Read More

4 years ago

Last Combat Deployment Complete for AC-130U Spooky Gunship

The AC-130U Spooky is being replaced downrange by the AC-130J Ghostrider, the most lethal and innovative gunship in the world.… Read More

5 years ago

USAF retires AC-130U that sank Iraqi patrol boat during Operation Iraqi Freedom

The AC-130U had the honor of being “the first Air Force aircrew and aircraft to sink a maritime combat surface… Read More

6 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