Archived posts with tag ‘AC-130’

Danger Room: New Tech Lets Special Ops Gunships Hunt All Day

The Air Force’s AC-130 gunships are among the most powerful weapons in the Pentagon arsenal. But for 50 years the flying branch’s gunships — lumbering, propeller-driven transports bristling with high-tech sensors and batteries of side-firing cannons — flew only at night in order to avoid enemy air defenses.

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