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AC-130 Gun-Ship cam, Must see, direct Hits.
Skynet ^ | 12/09/2002 | Unknown

Posted on 12/09/2002 8:50:44 PM PST by jdontom

AC-130 Gun-Ship


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KEYWORDS: ac130; afganistan; alcada; terrorists
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Just some great footage of our tax dollars at work fighting terrorists.
1 posted on 12/09/2002 8:50:44 PM PST by jdontom
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To: jdontom
I've seen this. Warning to people clicking the link, it's about 30Mb worth of file.
2 posted on 12/09/2002 8:55:05 PM PST by xrp
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To: jdontom
Kinda like stepping on ants. What power.
3 posted on 12/09/2002 9:00:28 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: jdontom
Very cool. Literally Death from Above.
4 posted on 12/09/2002 9:02:08 PM PST by Brett66
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To: jdontom
Check this thread titled "Interesting military video".

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/802631/posts
5 posted on 12/09/2002 9:03:12 PM PST by Balata
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To: jdontom
That is one of the coolest videos I have ever seen. They can run, but they can't hide.
6 posted on 12/09/2002 9:07:51 PM PST by Badger1
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To: jdontom
WHOA!!! That was the most impressive clip I have scene. Our guys talking during it, cool, calm, professional. Wow..
7 posted on 12/09/2002 9:10:09 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: zip
ping
8 posted on 12/09/2002 9:12:28 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: jdontom
Who's the gomer in the background who keeps saying something like, "BOOOM...DING!"? <|:)~
9 posted on 12/09/2002 9:14:21 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: jdontom
That was good video. Someone posted this the other day but I could never get that one to work. Thanks.
10 posted on 12/09/2002 9:14:45 PM PST by blam
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To: jdontom
Dear Santa,
I changed my mind again.
11 posted on 12/09/2002 9:18:37 PM PST by PoorMuttly
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To: jdontom
awesome
12 posted on 12/09/2002 9:19:17 PM PST by mjp
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To: xrp
As a 56K commando, I can attest to the following: It's all of 35mbs and it took 2:40 to download, that's 2 hours and 40 minutes- It is OUTSTANDING ! The running audio is the cat's meow- Hear comments like... GUN READY ! GET THAT GUY ! ENGAGE ! And many many more excellent sound bites- It's enough to chase the chill away on a cold winter's night- Warm's the soul and does the body good-
13 posted on 12/09/2002 9:19:19 PM PST by freepersup
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To: xrp
"I've seen this. Warning to people clicking the link, it's about 30Mb worth of file. "

n well worth it too....
can we get these guys to work in sacramento?

14 posted on 12/09/2002 9:20:08 PM PST by hoot2
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To: PoorMuttly
May someone pull the pin on this idiot, and stop us destroying the hopeless people he is manipulating to their deaths. He's obviously getting a kick out of it...and we have no choice.

They probably don't even know that we'd rather be playing golf over there with them, and really don't at ALL want to do this. Good thing we're good at it, God forgive him.

May God STOP him !
15 posted on 12/09/2002 9:23:04 PM PST by PoorMuttly
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To: jdontom
All time great video. The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist....
17 posted on 12/09/2002 9:31:45 PM PST by freebilly
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To: martin_fierro
Who's the gomer in the background who keeps saying something like, "BOOOM...DING!"? <|:)~

Mike Madden?

18 posted on 12/09/2002 9:35:21 PM PST by Balata
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Anyone who runs is an A.Q. Anyone who stands still is a well disciplined AQ
19 posted on 12/09/2002 9:40:22 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: martin_fierro
Oops, I meant John Madden, but of course you knew that. #;^)
20 posted on 12/09/2002 9:49:04 PM PST by Balata
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To: jdontom
All I get from your link is bunches of code, must be a Mac thing, sigh.
21 posted on 12/09/2002 9:54:23 PM PST by Mensch
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To: Mensch
Me too, fellow Mac guy...
22 posted on 12/09/2002 9:55:44 PM PST by null and void
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To: jdontom
Bump for when I'm on the T-1 at work!!
23 posted on 12/09/2002 10:02:42 PM PST by Aric2000
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To: jdontom
Downloaded it...took me less than an half hour on my 56K...absolutely incredible.
24 posted on 12/09/2002 10:03:18 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: KneelBeforeZod
bump
25 posted on 12/09/2002 10:04:15 PM PST by G-Bob
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To: jdontom
thanks for posting this!

From the inside fold of todays Orange County Register which had some excellent diagrams:

AC-130 packs a unique, deadly punch


The Associated Press

HURLBURT FIELD, FLA. – Its official name is the AC-130. Some call it simply the Big Gun. Packed with a unique combination of airborne firepower, it is one of the most fearsome warplanes.

Just one look shows why.

This plane does not drop bombs or break speed records. Flying night or day, loitering at low altitude, it fires shells the likes of which would be expected to be found on a tank or a battleship.

The steel gun barrel that protrudes from the left side of the fuselage is big enough to stick an arm down. It fires 105mm shells - each about 33 pounds and 3 feet long. Even resting idle and unarmed, the cannon is a chilling sight.

Closer to the cockpit door, on the same side of the plane, is more weaponry: a 40mm Bofors cannon capable of 100 shots per minute and a 25mm Gatling gun that fires as many as 1,800 rounds per minute.

Together, these guns can inflict death and destruction on a scale unmatched by any other aircraft that performs low-flying support for ground troops. Over their 35 years in service, individual AC-130s have carried such nicknames as Grim Reaper, Jaws of Death, Ultimate End, Exterminator and Grave Digger.

Gen. Tommy Franks of the Central Command is quick to praise its performance.

"I would sum it up by saying simply, I'm a fan," Franks said.

At Hurlburt, Air Force officials declined to make AC-130 crew members available for interviews. A public affairs officer, Lt. Rosemary Heiss, said they were too busy training. She gave a visiting reporter a tour, however, of a 1990 model Spooky parked on the tarmac, and described what it is like inside while its guns are blazing: "It's dark, it's loud, it smells and it's intimidating."

Although the AC-130s played a central role in defeating the Taliban and chasing al-Qaida from Afghanistan, they also were involved in two highly publicized controversies.

On March 2, the opening day of the last major U.S. offensive in Afghanistan, an AC-130 mistakenly fired on friendly forces, killing an American soldier. An investigation concluded that the plane's crew had been plagued by equipment problems, including flawed navigation systems that contributed to the erroneous targeting. The Pentagon originally had reported that the U.S. soldier had been killed by mortar fire from enemy forces.

On July 1, an AC-130 pounded several villages in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, and Afghan authorities said afterward that 48 civilians were killed, including women and children celebrating a wedding. U.S. officials defended the AC-130 crew, saying they opened fire only after coming under hostile fire from the ground.

26 posted on 12/09/2002 10:07:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: jdontom
The evil-doers can run but they can't hide. Cool stuff!
27 posted on 12/09/2002 10:17:17 PM PST by The Great Satan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
28 posted on 12/09/2002 10:17:41 PM PST by appeal2
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To: Blue Jays
Good Evening All-

What a truly fearsome piece of hardware. Is it wrong to be very proud as an American watching that airplane in action?

The al Qaeda dopes on the ground would stand a better chance if they dropped to the floor and made "snow angels" to show they're no longer in the fight! ;-)

The coolness of the crew shows that they are not inherently violent, but are dispatching combatants in the course of warfare. True professionals doing what needs to be done. This was an excellent post.

~ Blue Jays ~

29 posted on 12/09/2002 10:34:58 PM PST by Blue Jays
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To: jdontom
Awesome video. I think I'll start using " No Mosque,No Mosque" instead of "No Mas" ,from now on!
30 posted on 12/09/2002 10:54:24 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: snopercod; Dog Gone; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Carry_Okie; Gritty; NormsRevenge
Doing in the Islamkazis!!
31 posted on 12/09/2002 11:04:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Robert357
ping!
32 posted on 12/09/2002 11:08:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Pretty amazing. You can actually see individuals running along the ground. Sort of like the scene in the Harrison Ford=Tom Clancy Movie; only this is for real!
33 posted on 12/09/2002 11:34:19 PM PST by Robert357
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To: Aric2000
Add how the night vision lights up the humans and then puts them right on target.

Freekin awesome !

34 posted on 12/09/2002 11:40:14 PM PST by america-rules
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To: Blue Jays; doug from upland
Is it wrong to be very proud as an American watching that airplane in action?

Proud may or may not be the correct feeling, but grateful it's ours is how I feel.

Earnest_at_the_Beach wanted me to post this here, but I don't know who I stole it from.

Banana Boat song parody (? by Doug from Upland?)

Hey oh...oh hey oh,
Air force come and they flatten your home
Run Mr Taliban, we know where you're hiding,
Air force come and they flatten your home
Hey USA, USA, USA...
Air force come and they flatten you home
60ft, 70ft, 80ft craters,
Air force come and they flatten your home
Old Uncle Sam's pissed, he ain't no quitter,
Air force come and they flatten your home
When we finish you all be crying,
Air force come and they flatten your home,
Pilot is brother of New York fireman
Air force come and they flatten your home

Hey, Doug, we need a new verse about "Special Forces come and they kick in your a$$."

35 posted on 12/09/2002 11:47:25 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
That fits in here very nicely, thank you!
36 posted on 12/09/2002 11:59:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: chance33_98; PoorMuttly
Got to see this if you can handle the download!
37 posted on 12/10/2002 12:05:30 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Oh yeah. Downloaded and saved :)
38 posted on 12/10/2002 12:13:59 AM PST by chance33_98
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Watching the video was almost as good as having sex...
39 posted on 12/10/2002 12:26:37 AM PST by chance33_98
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To: chance33_98
It is rather incredible to see how well they can target man and machines!

And they are several thousands of feet away!

40 posted on 12/10/2002 12:30:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: jdontom
Wow!

Hey, I bet these guys could take a bite outta crime back here.
41 posted on 12/10/2002 2:36:16 AM PST by Gore_ War_ Vet
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To: jdontom
Bump for later download when I have hard disk space.
42 posted on 12/10/2002 2:53:16 AM PST by fso301
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To: Mensch
For us mac guys.. Drag the link to your desktop( install microsoft windows media player first though) It takes about 1 minute to download at 300kps runs great... almost as good as porno
43 posted on 12/10/2002 3:38:22 AM PST by primatreat
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To: jdontom
bump
44 posted on 12/10/2002 3:42:08 AM PST by Jaxter
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To: Jaxter; cardinal4
Outstanding! Makes this old Air Force guy real proud.

Clinton's reaction: SLCMs from 2000 miles.

Bush's reaction: up close and personal.

45 posted on 12/10/2002 4:46:20 AM PST by Ax
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wow.
46 posted on 12/10/2002 5:41:48 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: jdontom
That's pretty excellent. I just wish the C.O. would have told the dufus on board to stop hollering "bang!" all the time.
47 posted on 12/10/2002 5:54:35 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: patriciaruth
HERE WAS MY BANANA BOAT ENTRY:

MIDI - DAY-O

So old…it has grown old
All you leftists have really lost it

Leahy and Daschle and Bonior, McDermott, McKinney and Ted Kennedy
Belafonte, just go on home

You scumbags hate our country, and so
We will mock you till you are silenced

We have had it…it's about time you go
Drop your booze and just stagger home

Hey, Belafonte, mon, choke on a banana
Drop your booze and try to get sober

Hey, Belafonte, you so love Havana
Drop your booze and just stagger home

Your stupid statements got us p*ssed
Mon, you are a worthless communist
The best thing you can do is hush
Between your ears, there is mush

You're not fit with that scowl
To shine the boots of Colin Powell
The best thing you can do is hush
Just like Babs between your two ears is mush

Old…it has really grown old
All you leftists have really lost it

Leahy and Daschle and Bonior, McDermott, McKinney and Ted Kennedy
Belafonte, just go on home

48 posted on 12/10/2002 10:28:39 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: jdontom
Downloading now. It's only 5.5 Mb and my computer says 11 minutes download time--not really too bad at all.
50 posted on 12/10/2002 11:01:46 AM PST by Rudder
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