Deadliest Tech: AC-130 Whiskey

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The latest variant of the C-130 cargo plane provides close ground support for U.S. Special Forces through the addition of its 30-millimeter Mark 44 Bushmaster chain gun and 10 launching tubes each containing Griffin missiles.
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9 comments
rotorhead1871
rotorhead1871

sweet stuff........keep it up and keep the bad guys in check....

AndyWolf
AndyWolf

Excellent. The Griffon system is a much-needed add-on.

DaveCombs
DaveCombs

Ian:

Do you know what the mission of the AC-130W is? It's called "armed overwatch". That's close air support for OUR guys when they're operating in a hostile zone, to help them advance and carry out their mission by watching for the enemy and providing recon and covering fire when needed.

Now let's say that you (just for the sake of argument, since there's no way you'd have the intestinal fortitude to carry a weapon for your country), or someone that you know and possibly care about, are one of those guys in the zone. Would YOU want the Whiskey overhead, looking for bad guys and giving you the cover you may badly need? You bet your ass you would.

So yes, I'm proud of the Whiskey, and the men and women in uniform it protects, and proud of my flawed but yet EXCEPTIONAL country.

Grow a spine. 

IanBortner
IanBortner

Great, another killing machine to rain death on innocents.  Aren't you proud to be an American?

hermitman
hermitman

@IanBortner  Not "another" killing machine, just a new version.  AC0130 gunships, and before that, AC-47 gunships have been around since the Vietnam war.

eagle11772
eagle11772

@IanBortner And the B-52, still in service, has been flying since 1955, and the M61 Vulcan Gatling gun, still in service, has been in use by the U.S. military since 1959.  What's your point ?


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