8 Most Destructive Weapons Developed By The US Military

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3. AC-130H Spectre Gunship

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The C-130 cargo jet has long been a mainstay of the United States military. This vehicle, however, was created for more than just moving cargo.

The Lockheed AC-130, also known by its variant designations Spectre, Spooky, Stinger 2, and Ghost Rider, will not be performing solo missions. It’s a too large and slow a subject, and its unpressurized cabin means it can only fly at a low altitude. However, with the right backup, it may turn into a nightmare for enemy ground forces. Because this is a massive, slow-moving target that is also well equipped.

Unlike many gunships, the AC-130 does not bomb its targets. During an attack, it instead conducts a pylon turn. While unloading its tremendous store of ammo, it essentially moves in a circle above its target. One L60 Bofors 40 millimeter weapon and one 105 millimeter M102 howitzer are included in the standard variant.

The upgraded model also has a 125-millimeter equalizer cannon with a better firing system and more ammunition capacity. For more than 50 years, these gunships have provided close air support to US missions. They have a proven track record in warfare, having served in conflicts ranging from the Vietnam War to the current conflict with ISIS.

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3 thoughts on “8 Most Destructive Weapons Developed By The US Military”

  1. Nice to know the USA has these extremely powerful weapons. I hope we continue on track in the future with even more weapon advancements. I feel as long as we have a first-rate military other countries won’t mess!

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