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Lockheed AC-130 Spectre

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^^Dobijaju nove bombe GBU-69/B SGM
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AC-130J the last air battleship

Citat:The modified Lockheed C-130J, originally ordered as a replacement for the AC-130H Spectre, was built for aggressive close-air support, boasting a 30mm GAU-23/A auto cannon and a suite of precision-guided munitions that include the GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb and AGM-176 Griffin missile. The weapons systems are governed by modular Precision Strike Package (PSP), previously tested on AC-130W Stinger II aircraft starting in 2009 that includes advanced GPS guidance capabilities and brand-new fire control interface, according to Military.com.

But the crown jewel of the Ghost rider is the brutal 105mm M102 howitzer system, which can fire off 10 50-pound shells a minute with devastating accuracy. A confirmed addition to the Ghost rider in January 2015 after years of debate within AFSOC, the 105mm cannon seems like a no-brainer for the next-gen battlewagon: As one weapons system officer told Air Force Times in October 2016: “It’s literally an artillery weapon that we decided to shoot down from the sky, instead of up from the ground.”


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Treba im municija
The USAF's AC-130W Gunships Are in Desperate Need of Special Ammunition
Citat:Official contract document says using alternatives would put troops on the ground at "increased harm and risk."
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The USAF Is Rebuilding World War II-Era 40mm Shells for its AC-130U Gunships
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Citat:The new AC-130J is a massive upgrade over previous versions: according to Air Force Times writer Stephen Losey, “The most heavily-armed gunship in history, bristling with 30mm and 105mm cannons, AGM-176A Griffin missiles, and the ability to carry Hellfire missiles and GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs.”

Stephen Losey also reports in an October 2016 article in the “Air Force Times” that the performance of the new AC-130J Ghostrider is greatly enhanced over previous AC-130 versions. “It’s lighter, faster and more efficient.” Losey quoted USAF Maj. Jarrod Beers, a weapons system officer on the new AC-130J. According to Losey, Maj. Beers told him, “[It] burns 25 to 30 percent less gas than legacy aircraft. It flies at a top speed of about 362 knots, or 416 miles per hour – well above the roughly 300 mph top speed of the AC-130U. The AC-130J can fly a maximum range of 3,000 miles and up to 28,000 feet in the air – about twice as far, and roughly 3,000 feet higher than the AC-130U.”


Close Air Support Debate: We Go Inside an AC-130 to See if the Gunship is Still Relevant

https://theaviationist.com/2017/12/13/close-air-su.....-relevant/

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Citat:AC-130H Spectre gunship named "Death Angel" wearing its recent mission markings from the Middle East.
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Problemi
AFSOC Commander Calls Reports of AC-130J Problems Overblown
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Penzija
Citat:AC-130U, # 89-0511, was retired to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan air force base on May 8. The gunship had the honor of being “the first Air Force aircrew and aircraft to sink a maritime combat surface vessel during a war effort since World War II.”


Special Operators Predict AC-130J Will Be 'Most Requested' Aircraft
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Citat:Aircrew with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 19, 2018. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)

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