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The AC-130 is a American attack aircraft, derived from the C-130 Hercules and is part of the United States Special Operations Command.
The main task of the AC-130U is: close air support (to ground forces, mostly special forces), air-interdiction and armored reconnaissance flights.
The aircraft is extremely armored with very precision target weapon systems. The crew is well trained in urban warfare. In 1995, the AC-130H Spectre fleet shrinked till 8 aircraft. To replace the Spectre the AC-130U Spooky has been developed (13 aircraft).
The AC-130's are now a day lot of used in Afghanistan. The aircraft is extremely heavy armored with very precision weapon systems.
The aircraft has: 105mm, 40mm and 25mm munitions first class precision weapon systems. The AC-130U Spooky is the most complex aircraft weapon system in the world with lots of advanced technologies. Besides, it has air-surface attack characteristics which has no other military aircraft. For self-protection it has 60 systems against missiles and other enemy air-artillery.
|Last updated: 2 April 2017|