Gunship in Action! AC-130W Stinger …

U.S. Air Force aerial gunners operate a 30mm ATK GAU-23/A autocannon and 105mm M102 howitzer onboard an AC-130W Stinger II Gunship during air training operations.

The AC-130W Stinger II primary missions are close air support and air interdiction. The aircraft is a highly modified C-130H featuring improved navigation, threat detection, countermeasures, and communication suites. All AC-130W aircraft are modified with a precision strike package to perform the gunship mission.

Credits: U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. James Merriman, U.S. Army video by Spc. Khalil Jenkins

Thumbnail Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Derivative works: Military Archive

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