Watch this AC-130W gunship’s aircrew fire with 30mm automatic cannon (with raw sound)

Join this AC-130W aircrew as it performs a live fire training mission.

The following clip shows an AC-130W Stinger II aircrew from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron  providing night air support at Emerald Warrior Exercise 2015.

Taken on Apr. 27, 2015 this footage gives an idea of what happens inside an AC-130W gunship when 30mm projectiles are fired with the GAU-23 automatic cannon, which actually is an upgraded version of the combat proven ATK Mk 44 Bushmaster.

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  1. Very high-tech cartridge recovery system – are the yanks branching into the metal recovery business?
    What the trigger-happy cowboys need is more skills like correct target recognition, as the monumental debacle in Kunduz shows, to avoid war crimes, like repeatedly bombing a hospital for over a hour. The firing in itself was “almost” flawless, no “collateral damage” inflicted.

  2. Love it. At my parents house in Florida about 20 min down the road from Hurlburt you can hear the AC’s firing at the Eglin range.

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