AC-130 Gunship: From Ground To Pound

first published on February 8, 2016 by

This decently paced video gives a quick, but in depth look at what it takes to get close air support fires onto target from the AC-130 gunship. These gunships are heavily armed, extremely accurate, and have the ability to stay on station and deliver hell to the ground for extended periods of time, even in terrible weather conditions.

The planes’ armament includes an M102 105mm cannon, an L60 40mm Bofors cannon, and depending on the variant of gunship (Spectre or Spooky), will also carry a pair of M61 20mm Vulcan cannons or a single 25mm GAU-12 Gatling gun.