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AC-130 Toasts Iraqi Terrorists (Amazing Video)
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Posted on 01/04/2006 7:45:41 AM PST by pabianice

This is remarkable film footage. This is a night vision movie from Iraq, showing live action against Iraqi insurgents. The pictures were taken from an AC-130 Specter gunship two and a half miles from the target. The guys in the picture are setting up a roadside bomb and planning to ambush an American convoy which followed a short while after the pictures were taken. They were setting up the ambush and were pacing off the distance from the bomb to where the convoy was to pass by.

Turn your sound up. The level of effort these Specter crews put forth to control the enemy's antics is commendable, and their marksmanship with those electronically controlled 40mm cannons is astounding.

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1 posted on 01/04/2006 7:45:42 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Thanks


2 posted on 01/04/2006 7:48:41 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Conservative, a liberal that was mugged. Liberal, a conservative that was arrested.)
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To: pabianice

I recieved this in an email last week,,,, OUTSTANDING!!


3 posted on 01/04/2006 7:50:04 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: pabianice

Isn't that the same video that was shot from an Apache at least a year ago? Doesn't look like it could be from a fixed-wing aircraft.


4 posted on 01/04/2006 7:50:22 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: pabianice

Reaching out to touch terrorists... one at a time.


5 posted on 01/04/2006 7:50:42 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: pabianice

a hit for later viewing...with sound


6 posted on 01/04/2006 7:51:23 AM PST by NeonKnight (Republican Death Machine)
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To: pabianice

an oldie, but a goodie.


7 posted on 01/04/2006 7:51:26 AM PST by Ikemeister
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To: pabianice

My friend brought this video back from Iraq a few weeks ago (plus a few others). He said that it was a helicopter that shot these guys. He also asked me not to put these on the internet for security reasons.


8 posted on 01/04/2006 7:51:33 AM PST by clamper1797 (Proud member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club VA-93 aboard the USS Midway CVA-41 1972-1973)
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To: pabianice

Weird. Last year this was a video shot from an Apache.


9 posted on 01/04/2006 7:51:37 AM PST by TomServo ("Do you have a straight razor? I want to shave, uh, my wrists.")
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To: pabianice

I've had this video on my laptop for a couple of years so far.....


10 posted on 01/04/2006 7:51:41 AM PST by precedence (Liberalism::Not a Family Value)
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To: LIConFem

Yup. Same one. This is an attack helicopter engaging 'insurgents' on the ground.


11 posted on 01/04/2006 7:52:24 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: pabianice

I've seen a truncated version of the video, and it was represented to be a AH-64B attack --- which did not quite jive with my experience, although my experience is rather dated.

It's here on Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/apache.asp


13 posted on 01/04/2006 7:53:02 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: pabianice

NOT!

Old Apache footage, from over a year ago.


14 posted on 01/04/2006 7:53:45 AM PST by American_Centurion (A liberal is a socialist who isn't quite willing to get blood on his hands yet. -KarlInOhio)
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I saw this a couple of years ago and I believe that it was an Apache, not an AC-130 that attacked the terrorists. I could be wrong, though. Thanks for sharing it with us again--I am always amazed (and terrified) by our military's capability to deal death to our enemies.


15 posted on 01/04/2006 7:53:58 AM PST by OldArmy94
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To: pabianice

I've seen this video several times. What I don't understand is why these guys were putting a "weapon" in the field? What good would it do there? Was it actually an explosive that would be detonated once a car drove by?

Also - it's simply amazing at how those guys just vanish into thin air when shot.


16 posted on 01/04/2006 7:54:03 AM PST by GianniV
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To: pabianice

I've seen this before, and thought it was taken from an Apache.


17 posted on 01/04/2006 7:54:49 AM PST by Fudd
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To: pabianice
"The level of effort these Specter crews put forth to control the enemy's antics is commendable, and their marksmanship with those electronically controlled 40mm cannons is astounding..."

Totally agree - the restraint they used was really something. It shows the integrity of the men in particular and the forces in general.
18 posted on 01/04/2006 7:54:52 AM PST by vimto (Life isn't a dry run)
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It was an Apache... and It happened in 2003 if I recall correctly...


19 posted on 01/04/2006 7:55:35 AM PST by oolatec
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To: pabianice

I love watching these videos... need more.


20 posted on 01/04/2006 7:55:44 AM PST by Element187
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To: pabianice

I can't pull this up at work, but if it's the one with the three or four terrorists in the farmer's field with a tractor and a couple of trucks, it's Apache video from a while back. There is, however, a video floating around out there from several years ago, in Afghanistan I believe, of an AC-130 tearing the hell out of a suspected terrorist safe house.

And yes, a salvo of depleted-uranium 30mm chaingun rounds from an Apache would ruin somebody's day, rather effectively. I don't know how far the helicopter was from the targets--probably pretty far if the terrorists couldn't hear it--but the accuracy of those bursts of fire is amazing.

}:-)4


21 posted on 01/04/2006 7:57:21 AM PST by Moose4 ("I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword/In defense of this land and the word of the Lord")
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To: TomServo

I find those videos to be very disturbing. Having been on the receiving end of ordnance it hits a button with me. Your life can be over in a instant.

Having said all that, go get em boys!


22 posted on 01/04/2006 7:59:09 AM PST by Stashiu (RVN, 1969-70)
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To: pabianice

I didn't realize that AC-130 Specter's can hover.


23 posted on 01/04/2006 8:00:37 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: GianniV
I've seen this video several times. What I don't understand is why these guys were putting a "weapon" in the field? What good would it do there? Was it actually an explosive that would be detonated once a car drove by?

My guess is that they're 'stashing' a weapon to either prevent it being discovered at a roadblock, or for someone else's later retrieval and use. Emplacing a 'mechanical ambush' or IED takes some time and we'd be more likely to see a man or two crouched down in one spot for a period of time, doing some delicate work- if that were the case. And- it's way too far off of the road to be an IED.

24 posted on 01/04/2006 8:00:57 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: oolatec

You are right, couple of years old and an Apache, but it is still a great piece of footage.


25 posted on 01/04/2006 8:01:31 AM PST by RJS1950 (The rats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: LIConFem
Isn't that the same video that was shot from an Apache at least a year ago? Doesn't look like it could be from a fixed-wing aircraft.

I think you are right about that.....can't be fixed wing and I saw this about a year ago. C130 couldn't hang around that long...sorry I can't provide details about surveillance, etc.

26 posted on 01/04/2006 8:01:57 AM PST by Banjoguy (I will rot in Hell before I buy another Dell!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Cameras mounted on gimbals with stabilization from gyros. Hollywood and Police have been doing it for years.......


27 posted on 01/04/2006 8:03:37 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him)
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To: LIConFem
Isn't that the same video that was shot from an Apache at least a year ago? Doesn't look like it could be from a fixed-wing aircraft.

I agree. The 130 can't hover and wouldn't be that low to begin with. It would be circling about a mile overhead.

mbynack USAF (Retired)

28 posted on 01/04/2006 8:04:14 AM PST by mbynack
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To: pabianice

They've been turbanated! Allahu fubar!


29 posted on 01/04/2006 8:04:20 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: 1rudeboy
I didn't realize that AC-130 Specter's can hover.

No, but hit that howitzer and it flys sideways :)

30 posted on 01/04/2006 8:07:32 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: GianniV

At the beginning of the clip, the driver of the small pickup pulls an RPG out of the cab and runs it into the field, where he hides it in the furrows until the guy on the tractor can pick it up.


31 posted on 01/04/2006 8:07:47 AM PST by jonascord ("As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!")
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To: pabianice

Smoke those bitches.


32 posted on 01/04/2006 8:08:13 AM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Red Badger

yeah, but the scenery changes when you circle...


33 posted on 01/04/2006 8:08:40 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: Red Badger

yeah, but the scenery changes when you circle...


34 posted on 01/04/2006 8:08:44 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: pabianice

I make that to be 144 virgins.Can anyone confirm this?


35 posted on 01/04/2006 8:09:20 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Zavien Doombringer
"yeah, but the scenery changes when you circle..."

As does the perspective. This video was taken from a (relatively) fixed and stable platform, not from an orbiting C-130.
36 posted on 01/04/2006 8:09:58 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: pabianice

Sniff, I love a happy ending.


37 posted on 01/04/2006 8:10:01 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: MeanWestTexan
AH-64B

No such animal. The proposed Bravo upgrade was cancelled in 92.

38 posted on 01/04/2006 8:10:25 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: 1rudeboy

Not to mention a Spectre's 'small' guns do not give a staccato rat-tat-tat, they are more of a continuous BuuuuuurrrrrrP.


39 posted on 01/04/2006 8:12:08 AM PST by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: Moose4
Had to be rather close: sound of the burst is followed by the hits within <1sec - i.e. time of flight for the projectiles to the target is <1 sec. Thus the distance could be like 0.5 miles or even less.
40 posted on 01/04/2006 8:12:19 AM PST by GSlob
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To: pabianice

This is not an AC130 Spec, it's an apache attack heli, and a very very old video.


41 posted on 01/04/2006 8:13:01 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: LIConFem

Old video


42 posted on 01/04/2006 8:13:30 AM PST by GoforBroke
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To: pabianice

That is just so obviously not an AC-130...


43 posted on 01/04/2006 8:14:22 AM PST by Redbob
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To: 1rudeboy
I didn't realize that AC-130 Specter's can hover.

African or European?

44 posted on 01/04/2006 8:14:55 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

"No such animal. The proposed Bravo upgrade was cancelled in 92."


Whatever the Longbow is officially called, then. (The point being, after my time.)


45 posted on 01/04/2006 8:15:18 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Zavien Doombringer

What? I don't know thaaaaa........

/trails off into the distance


46 posted on 01/04/2006 8:16:06 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: MeanWestTexan

I *think* the Longbow-equipped Apache is the AH-64D.


47 posted on 01/04/2006 8:16:54 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Redbob

You are soooo right.. I have seen the Spectre in action, and it didn't sound like that... :)


48 posted on 01/04/2006 8:17:05 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: GianniV
Looked more like a grenade launcher being delivered to a field hand. Obviously, these 'insurgents' didn't exactly have a plan - Looks like they were a little confused, now they don't need to concern themselves further.
49 posted on 01/04/2006 8:17:40 AM PST by TCats
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To: pabianice

bump


50 posted on 01/04/2006 8:19:08 AM PST by fishtank
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