This is what happens inside an AC-130U Gunship firing 105mm projectiles

The following footage shows  Special Missions Aviation Airmen during preflight, and live fire training mission aboard a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command AC-130U gunship over Hurlburt Field and the Eglin Air Force Base range.

Noteworthy, the video shows also the ammo upload on the side mounted 40mm and 105mm guns.

It’s quite impressive how’s the huge plane’s cabin seems to be shacken each time a 105mm projectile is fired towards a ground target.


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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.