First AC-130W retired

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Unread post27 Oct 2020, 20:35

The first AC-130W gunship to record a combat kill has been flown to its final home at Sheppard AFB, Texas whereby it will become a ground instructional trainer for ammo and armament students in the 363rd Training Squadron as well as crew chief student in the 362nd Training Squadron. The aircraft was received from the Lockheed-Martin factory Jun. 6, 1989, with the original nickname of ‘City of Hurricane.’ It recorded its first combat kill on February 9, 2011 and on December 2016, it became the first AC-130W to score a combat kill with the 105mm cannon.
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Unread post02 Nov 2020, 02:10

It's the third AC-130W to retire
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Unread post02 Nov 2020, 13:15

What are the other two tails?
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Unread post05 Nov 2020, 03:18

hehe wrote:It's the third AC-130W to retire


It is the first with a combat kill with a 105mm gun.
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Unread post09 Nov 2020, 20:43

edpop wrote:
hehe wrote:It's the third AC-130W to retire


It is the first with a combat kill with a 105mm gun.


Your post title is misleading.

It is the third to retire.

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