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What is the newest Gatling gun?
Dillon Aero is developing a new . 50 caliber Gatling gun, known as the 503D. This gun system will be lighter, faster, and smarter than existing .
What replaced the AC-130 gunship?
AC-130J Ghostrider, a modified version of the MC-130J aircraft, is the replacement for the AC-130H/U aircraft of the US Air Force.
How many gunships were shot down?
Five of the 18 gunships were shot down or crashed while serving in Vietnam. A gunship accomplished an unusual feat, May 8, 1969, when it shot down an enemy helicopter. Thus was born the nickname the “fabulous four engine fighter” to the chagrin of fighter pilots who where having few opportunities for air-to- air kills.
Is there a modern day Gatling gun?
The M134 7.62-millimeter Gatling gun and the M61 Vulcan 20-millimeter cannon, both of which can fire up to 6,000 rounds per minute, are modern examples of the weapon.
Is there a 50 cal Gatling gun?
The GAU-19/B . 50 caliber Gatling Gun is a lightweight gatling gun for application on a variety of air, land and sea platforms, including helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, land-based vehicles, naval vessels and high-speed patrol boats. 50 caliber GAU-19/B provides superior firepower in a lightweight system.
What was the original nickname for the AC-130 gunship?
– The original and unofficial nickname for the AC-130 gunship was “Puff the Magic Dragon” or “Puff.” – The AC-130H Spectre was introduced in 1969 and was used for 46 years in service; the longest service time of any AC gunship. – Air Force Special Operations Command plans to install combat lasers on AC-130 gunships within a year.
Why was the C-130 changed to AC-130?
During the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules airframe was selected to replace the original gunship, the Douglas AC-47 Spooky (Project Gunship I). The Hercules cargo airframe was converted into AC-130A (Project Gunship II) because it could fly faster, longer, higher, and with increased munitions load capabilities.
Is the AC-130 a good fire support aircraft?
The AC-130 is an excellent fire supportplatform with outstanding capabilities. Withits extremely accurate fire control system,the AC-130 can place 105mm, 40mm and25mm munitions on target with first roundaccuracy. The crew of these aircraft areextremely proficient working in militaryoperations in urban terrain [MOUT]
What kind of weapons does a Lockheed AC-130 have?
Lockheed AC-130. The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport fixed-wing aircraft. It carries a wide array of anti-ground oriented weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire-control systems.