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NJarhead
02-24-2009, 09:52 PM
C-130 needs to be destroyed in Iraq....DAAAAaaaaamn!
Hopefully you guys can view it:
http://shock.military.com/Shock/videos.do?displayContent=184137&ESRC=marine.nl

Oh yea, and it was a Marine C-130.

"When absolutely, positively needs to be destroyed over night." :chuckle:

steelwall
02-24-2009, 10:09 PM
C-130 needs to be destroyed in Iraq....DAAAAaaaaamn!
Hopefully you guys can view it:
http://shock.military.com/Shock/videos.do?displayContent=184137&ESRC=marine.nl

Oh yea, and it was a Marine C-130.

"When absolutely, positively needs to be destroyed over night." :chuckle:

sorry double post

steelwall
02-24-2009, 10:10 PM
Couldn't veiw it, but being in China may have something to do with it. But I've said before... the C-130 guship is the personification of "shock and awe" they were used quite often in Afgan when support was needed and I owe my life to at least one of those planes.

I believe the Taliban's translation of this aircraft was "hell from above".

NJarhead
02-24-2009, 10:14 PM
Couldn't veiw it, but being in China may have something to do with it. But I've said before... the C-130 guship is the personification of "shock and awe" they were used quite often in Afgan when support was needed and I owe my life to at least one of those planes.

I believe the Taliban's translation of this aircraft was "hell from above".

You may need to be a member of Military.com
That's what I was afraid of.
It's actually a video of our guys blowing up a C-130....and they made it freaking vanish!! :chuckle:

steelwall
02-24-2009, 10:18 PM
You may need to be a member of Military.com
That's what I was afraid of.
It's actually a video of our guys blowing up a C-130....and they made it freaking vanish!! :chuckle:

Ok I see.. but if you have ever had the chance to watch a C-130 gunship operate (especially at night) it truely is total devestation.

NJarhead
02-24-2009, 10:26 PM
Ok I see.. but if you have ever had the chance to watch a C-130 gunship operate (especially at night) it truely is total devestation.

"Death from above?" I believe I've seen that and yes, it is awesome.
In fact, I think the Military channel did a special on it a few weeks ago.

steelwall
02-24-2009, 10:35 PM
"Death from above?" I believe I've seen that and yes, it is awesome.
In fact, I think the Military channel did a special on it a few weeks ago.


To those that don't know what a C-130 gunship is, allow me to explain a bit. Imagine a very large aircraft circling your position and pounding you with mini-guns and grenade launchers. At night you can see the tracers and explosions. It is a constant bombardment, garunteed to kill or make any enemy retreat in horror.

NJarhead
02-24-2009, 10:38 PM
It actually has three major guns on board (which three depends on the model):

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/ac-130.htm

steelwall
02-24-2009, 10:55 PM
It actually has three major guns on board (which three depends on the model):

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/ac-130.htm

I've only been privey to enter 1 C-130 gunship. Basicly a side door hatch opens (with this model) it employed 2, 50cal miniguns, and 1 grenade launcher , launching 1 per 2 seconds (could be off on the timing a bit)....either way, if you are under this aircraft your chance of survival in it's line of fire would be in the single digets.

devilsdancefloor
02-25-2009, 12:23 AM
:nw: :nw: :nw: :nw:

gunships are amazing! probably saved my ass a few times

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
02-25-2009, 03:40 AM
To those that don't know what a C-130 gunship is, allow me to explain a bit. Imagine a very large aircraft circling your position and pounding you with mini-guns and grenade launchers. At night you can see the tracers and explosions. It is a constant bombardment, garunteed to kill or make any enemy retreat in horror.

This might help...
http://optionalg.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/c-130flares-1.jpg

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Galax Steeler
02-25-2009, 05:01 AM
Wow that is amazing.

SCSTILLER
02-25-2009, 04:31 PM
Ok I see.. but if you have ever had the chance to watch a C-130 gunship operate (especially at night) it truely is total devestation.

I got to see Puff the Dragon raining down steel one night while flying in country. I was about 50 miles away and all I could see was the continuous tracer rounds along with the explosions on the ground. Awesome sight!