Thema: C-130 mit Bordkanone?
16.10.01, 09:27 #1
Am Montagabend kreisten erstmals auch Maschinen vom Typ Herkules C-130 über Kandahar. Diese Militärflieger sind mit Bordkanonen bestückt und deshalb zur Unterstützung von Bodentruppen gedacht.
Gibt es denn wirklich eine bewaffnete C-130???
Ja, ich kenn schon einige Varianten, aber bewaffnet?!?
Das wär mir was Neues!
16.10.01, 09:46 #2
Jo, die AC-130 Spectre "Gunship"ist eine fliegende "Waffenplattform"! Sie kann Projektile von 7,62mm bis 105mm abfeuern !
16.10.01, 09:52 #3
Ja, die wird aber nicht sehr zweckvoll sein, da du dich mit diesem Ungetüm wahrscheinlich nicht so schnell in die Kurve legen kannst, wie mit ner F16.
Wahrscheinlich nur auf befestigte Ziele geeignet.
Muss ich mal auf Bildersuche gehen.
16.10.01, 09:54 #4
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16.10.01, 09:59 #6
16.10.01, 10:06 #7
aaah, schau an:
OK, dann hat sich alles geklärt.
Text von FAS.org:
The AC-130H Spectre gunship's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Other missions include perimeter and point defense, escort, landing, drop and extraction zone support, forward air control, limited command and control, and combat search and rescue.
These heavily armed aircraft incorporate side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensor, navigation and fire control systems to provide surgical firepower or area saturation during extended periods, at night and in adverse weather.
During Vietnam, gunships destroyed more than 10,000 trucks and were credited with many life-saving close air support missions. AC-130s suppressed enemy air defense systems and attacked ground forces during Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada. This enabled the successful assault of Point Salines airfield via airdrop and airland of friendly forces.
The gunships had a primary role during Operation Just Cause in Panama by destroying Panamanian Defense Force Headquarters and numerous command and control facilities by surgical employment of ordnance in an urban environment. As the only close air support platform in the theater, Spectres were credited with saving the lives of many friendly personnel.
During Operation Desert Storm, Spectres provided air base defense and close air support for ground forces. AC-130s were also used during Operations Continue Hope and United Shield in Somalia, providing close air support for United Nations ground forces. The gunships have most recently played a pivotal role during operations in support of the NATO mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina, providing air interdiction against key targets in the Sarajevo area.
The AC-130 is an excellent fire support platform with outstanding capabilities. With its extremely accurate fire control system, the AC-130 can place 105mm, 40mm and 25mm munitions on target with first round accuracy. The crew of these aircraft are extremely proficient working in military operations in urban terrain [MOUT] environments. Many ground units have begun to use Infra-red (IR) tape either as arm bands or sewn to the top of their ballistic helmet for marking troops and vehicles, especially when working with the AC-130. It only takes a very small piece of IR tape to be distinguished as friend or foe by an AC-130, and anything larger than a one inch by one inch piece is going to white out a large portion of the monitor aboard the aircraft.
The Air Force commemorated the end of an era 10 September 1995 with the retirement of the first C-130 aircraft to come off a production line. The aircraft, tail number 53-3129, went into production at the Lockheed Aircraft Co. in Marietta, Ga., in 1953 and was the original prototype of what was to become a long line of C-130 Hercules aircraft designed and built by Lockheed. The aircraft, affectionately dubbed "The First Lady," was one of five AC-130A gunship aircraft retired during an official ceremony. While the other four aircraft were sent to the Aerospace Marketing and Regeneration Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the First Lady went on permanent display at the Eglin Air Force Base Armament Museum. The 919th Special Operations Wing's gunships, all around 40 years old, had reached the age of mandatory retirement. The only other gunships in the Air Force inventory are employed by active-duty members at Hurlburt Field, which has less than 20 gunships assigned.
The AC-130H ALQ-172 ECM Upgrade installs and modifies the ALQ-172 with low band jamming capability for all AC-130H aircraft. It also modifies the ALQ-172 with engineering change proposal-93 to provide increased memory and flight line reprogramming capabilities. The Air Force [WR-ALC/LUKA] issued a sole source, fixed price contract, to International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT) for development of low band jammer and subsequent production. Issue a competitive, firm fixed price contract for the Group A modifications (preparing aircraft to receive jammers).
Currently funded weight reduction and center of gravity (CG) improvements to the AC-130H aircraft include: redesign of 40mm and 105mm ammo racks using lighter weight materials; reverse engineering of 40mm and 105mm trainable gun mounts using lighter weight material; and removal of non-critical armor. These efforts are performed by a sole source contract awarded to Rock Island Arsenal.
Woow, ziemlich aufgemotzt!
16.10.01, 10:08 #8
Dachte, die Kanonen sind irgendwie wie zB. Kanonenbehälter auf den Flügeln montiert.
Aber so is sie ja sicherlich gut einsetzbar.
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16.10.01, 11:36 #9
16.10.01, 16:25 #10
Will ja nicht unverschämt sein, aber habt ihr vielleicht auch Bilder vom Laderaum mit der ganzen Ausrüstung gefunden?? Ist bestimmt ganz schön grass laut da drinnen, wenn die aus allen Rohren feuert!:D
Gibt es noch andere Gunships dieser Art?