AC-130U training


The AC-130 is a gunship modification of the C-130 Hercules and is a heavily armed, long endurance ground attack aircraft which carries a variety of various ground attack weapons ranging from machine guns to howitzers. Due to its large profile, low operating altitude, and slow speed making it an easy target, it usually flies close air support missions at night. During an attack, the gunship performs a pylon run, flying a circle around the target.

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Tier: Varies from 9-B to 9-A

Name: AC-130 Spectre / Spooky / Ghostrider / Stinger II

Origin: Real World

Classification: Gunship

Height: 11.7 meters

Length: 29.8 meters

Weight: Loaded weight is usually 55.52 metric tons and maximum takeoff weight is 69.76 metric tons

Pilot(s): 2 (1 pilot and a copilot)

Needed Prerequisite for Use: Training and 13 crew members

In Use By: U.S Air Force

Powered by: 4 Allison T56-A-15 turboprops

Operational Timeframe: Several hours, higher with mid-air refueling 

Attack Potency: Varies. Wall level with autocannons (With weapons such as the M61 Vulcan, GAU-12 Equalizer, GAU-23/A and 40mm Bofors), higher in bursts. AC-130J Ghostrider is Wall level to Small Building level with its explosive smart munitions and M102 howitzer (Standard HE shell has a 2.1 kg filler of TNT or Composition B).

Range: Hundreds of meters to kilometers with missiles

Speed: Subsonic flight speeds (Top speed is 480 kph)

Terrain: Air, Night

Material: Aluminum, steel, titanium

Durability: Small Building level (Is around this size)

Weaknesses: Large target, low operating altitude, and slow speed

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