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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, January 17, 2022

How the AC-130 Went from a Cargo Plane to Gunship | The National Interest

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The AC-130 is once again in the point of focus as the Air Force prepares for the reality of near-peer warfare with China and Russia, as well as a potential conflict. This comes after nearly 60 years of aiding special operations and conventional forces in practically every situation the US military has faced. The community of AC-130 gunships may be traced back to the jungles of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Modern AC-130s have a peak speed of more than 415 mph, a range of nearly 3,000 miles, and the capacity to refuel in the air.

Source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/how-ac-130-went-cargo-plane-gunship-198962

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