25 August 2007

More fixed-wing love

U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Andrew Williams
A 2003 aerial shot over Iraq of a KC-130 USMC tanker firing flares used to counterattack surface-to-air missiles.

An AC-130H gunship dispenses IRCM flares.

This is a time lapsed photo of an AC-130 gunship firing its guns and cannons while flying a circular pattern over Afghanistan. Every fifth round is a tracer, so you can imagine how many are raining down on the enemy. You do not want to be under this.

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