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Dick asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 month ago

Spooky II AC-130 Gunship?

The AC-130 Spooky II (formerly Spectre) mounts a 105mm recoiless howitzer.  It is a M-102 derivative.

Ground-based 105mm howitzer is semi-fixed.  It has a projectile that sets in a canister containing several powder bags.  The projectile is fitted with any of several different fuzes.

What 105mm ammo does the AC-130 use: how many powder increments, projectile type and fuze?  Is the ammo combination standard or does it vary with target type?  If the latter, how is the ammo powder, projo, fuze combination determined?

1 Answer

  • 1 month ago

    During Vietnam there was several C130 Gunships could carry 6 x 500lb Bombs had a Vulcan 20MM gun on the Door ramp and downward Firing Howitzer

    we Australians called them C130 Bombers

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