Gunships Get Back to Their Roots in Syria Strike
On Nov. 15, a pair of heavily-armed AC-130 gunships – along with four A-10 Warthog attack planes – obliterated a truck park near the Iraqi border. During the raid, the aircraft destroyed more than 100 fuel tankers Islamic State could have used to smuggle oil from the areas under... Read more
Check Out the U.S. Air Force’s New Gunship Up Close
Air Force commandos are in the process of getting their brand new gunship, the AC-130J Ghostrider. These heavily-armed aircraft can loiter above the battlefield while unleashing a barrage of cannon and missile fire. Now you can get a closer look at one of the prototype Ghostriders in official pictures... Read more
See, Scan, Shoot — the U.S. Air Force Prepares a Powerful New Gunship Radar
U.S. Air Force plans for the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship could include the addition of a powerful radar. The flying branch has already tested a radar pod in combination with a new guided bomb called the Small Glide Munition. On May 21, Air Force Col. Eric Forsyth showed a picture... Read more
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