fbpx

The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, May 8, 2021

No enemy has downed an Air Force AC-130 gunship in 30 years. Here’s why | Task & Purpose

Must Read

Thirty years ago, on Jan. 31, 1991, AC-130H Spectre gunship was shot down by an Iraqi surface-to-air missile during the battle of Khafji. The AC-130, also known as Spirit 03, is one of the deadliest air crafts in the Air Force. When it was shot down, all 14 airmen on board were killed, making history as the largest single loss of life for the Air Force in Operation Desert Storm. The incident became an awakening call for the Air Force to reinvent the AC-130 for a new challenge and a new century, making it untouchable in the last 30 years.

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/history/air-force-ac-130-gunship-crash-desert-storm-spirit-03/

- Advertisement -spot_img

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Industry supports Special Ops with lethality enhancements | National Defense

From small arms modifications and related sighting systems to mounts for crew-served weapons, the industry is giving the US...

- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -spot_img