Monday, April 25, 2011

Over Kill

So, the AC-130 Spectre Gunship has a 105mm Howitzer, a 40mm Bofors gun, and twin 20mm Vulcan cannons.

The 7.62 mini-guns are optional.


Why not have a 420mm Krupp siege mortar, too?

You know, just in case.

This plane circles around the battle-field, steeply banked so that these guns can fire down to the ground. They basically hose down areas with lead, but are also very accurate.

They are the descendants of Puff the Magic Dragon, a similar aircraft used in Vietnam.

Do other countries not have these? You'd think they would be pretty cheap to develop. Its just mounting guns onto a cargo plane.

1 comment:

Michael Turton said...

Should not have read that comment about siege mortar while drinking....