Heavy Metal: last missions of the AC-130H Spectre gunship over Afghanistan

Jan 01 2014 - Leave a Comment

According to the U.S. Air Force Central Command, the one below has been their viewer’s favorite in 2013.

It shows the last days of the AC-130H Spectre gunship in its last combat deployment with the 16th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, after more than forty year career dating back to the Vietnam war.

In the words of the personnel of the 16th SOS from Cannon Air Force Base, the unit is retiring the H model in this year and ready to move on to the next more advanced “tool” (the AC-130J) that will bring more technology and capability with less personnel.

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