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AC-130
Project Gunship II

Specifications

AC-130A Spectre
"Plain Jane" "Surprise Package" Update Pave Pronto
Length 97 feet, 10 inches
Height 38 feet, 6 inches
Wing Span 132 feet, 7 inches
Weight (Maximum) 124,200 pounds
Speed (Maximum) 380 miles/hour
Speed (Cruising) 335 miles/hour
Range 2,500 miles
Service Ceiling 33,000 feet
Engines 4x Allison T56-A-1, -1A, or -9 turboprops
Thrust 3,750 horsepower (-1, -1A) or 4,200 horsepower (-9)
Armament1 4x GAU-2B/A
4x M61
2x M61
2x Bofors L/60
2x M61
2x Bofors L/60
2x M61
2x Bofors L/60
Major Sensors
and Equipment
- AN/AAD-4 FLIR
- AN/APQ-133 BTR
- AN/ARN-92C/D LORAN
- AN/AVG-2 NOD
- AN/AVQ-8 Illuminator
- AN/AWG-13 FCS
- AN/AAD-4 (Mod) FLIR
- AN/APQ-133 BTR
- AN/APQ-136 MTI
- AN/ARN-92C/D LORAN
- AN/AVG-2 NOD
- Black Crow
- Digital FCS
- 2 KW Illuminator
- LRF/LTD
- 2x LLLTV
- LTN-51 Inertial Nav
- AN/AAD-4 FLIR
- AN/APQ-133 BTR
- AN/APQ-136 MTI
- AN/ARN-92C/D LORAN
- AN/AVG-2 NOD
- AN/AWG-13 FCS
- Black Crow
- 2 KW Illuminator
- LTD
- AN/AAD-6 FLIR
- AN/APQ-133 BTR
- AN/APQ-136 MTI
- AN/ARN-92C/D LORAN
- LTD
- LLLTV
Countermeasures - AN/APR-25 RHAW
- AN/APR-26 RHAW
- TRIM 7 ECM
- LAU-74/A Flare Launcher
- AN/APR-14
- AN/APR-25 RHAW
- AN/APR-26 RHAW
- ER-142
- TRIM 7 ECM
- AN/APR-25 RHAW
- AN/APR-26 RHAW
- TRIM 7 ECM
- LAU-74/A Flare Launcher
- AN/APR-25 RHAW
- AN/APR-26 RHAW
- TRIM 7A ECM
- LAU-74/A Flare Launcher
Crew 11 (pilot, co-pilot,
navigator, fire direction officer,
night observation device operator,
radar sensor operator,
flight engineer, loadmaster,
master armorer,
7.62mm minigun gunner/armorer
and 20mm cannon gunner/armorer)

1 - The sole "Suprise Package" aircraft, the Update AC-130A aircraft, and the AC-130A Pave Pronto aircraft, could all be fitted with 2 GAU-2B/A 7.62mm machine guns, capable of being installed in 2 hours. These were, however, generally not fitted.


AC-130E Spectre
Pave Spectre Pave Aegis
Length 97 feet, 10 inches
Height 38 feet, 6 inches
Wing Span 132 feet, 7 inches
Weight (Maximum) 155,000 pounds 160,000 pounds
Speed (Attack) 145+ knots
Speed (Cruising) 180+ knots
Engines 4x Allison T56-A-15 turboprops
Thrust 4,910 horsepower
Armament1 2x M61
2x Bofors L/60
2x M61
1x Bofors L/60
1x M102 Howitzer (Mod)
Major Sensors
and Equipment
- AN/AAD-7 FLIR
- AN/APN-59 GMTI
- AN/APQ-150
- AN/ARN-92C/D LORAN
- Black Crow
- Digital FCS
- 2 KW Illuminator
- LRF/LTD
- LLLTV
- AN/AAD-7 FLIR
- AN/APN-59 GMTI
- AN/APQ-150
- AN/ARN-92C/D LORAN
- Black Crow
- Digital FCS
- 2 KW Illuminator
- LRF/LTD
- LLLTV
Countermeasures - AN/APR-36
- AN/APR-37
- TRIM 7A
- LAU-74/A Flare Launcher
- AN/APR-36
- AN/APR-37
- TRIM 7A
- LAU-74/A Flare Launcher
Crew 14 (pilot, copilot, navigator, fire control officer,
low light level television operator,
forward looking infrared operator, illuminator operator,
electronic warfare officer, flight engineer, loadmaster,
master armorer, and 4 gunners/armorers)

1 - The AC-130E Pave Spectre aircraft could be fitted with 2 GAU-2B/A 7.62mm machine guns, capable of being installed in 2 hours. These were, however, generally not fitted.


AC-130H Spectre
Length 97 feet, 9 inches
Height 38 feet, 6 inches
Wing Span 132 feet, 7 inches
Weight (Maximum) 155,000 pounds
Speed (At Sea Level) 300 miles/hour
Range 1,300 nautical miles (Unlimited with mid-air refueling)
Service Ceiling 25,000 feet
Engines 4x Allison T56-A-15 turboprops
Thrust 4,910 horsepower
Unit Cost (FY92 Dollars) $46.4 million
Unit Cost (FY01 Dollars) $192 million
Armament1 2x M61
1x Bofors L/60
1x M102 Howitzer (Mod)
Major Sensors
and Equipment
Countermeasures - AN/AAQ-24 Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM)
- AN/AAR-44 infrared warning receiver
- AN/AAR-47 missile warning system
- AN/ALE-47 flare and chaff dispensing system
- AN/ALQ-172 Electronic Countermeasure System
- AN/ALQ-196 Jammer
- AN/ALR-69 radar warning receiver
- AN/APR-46A panoramic RF receiver
- AN/QRC-84-02 infrared countermeasures system
Crew 14 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, fire control officer,
electronic warfare officer, flight engineer, loadmaster,
low-light TV operator, infrared detection set operator, five aerial gunners)

1 - The AC-130H was initially fitted with the 2 M61 20mm cannons, but these were eventually removed following greater emphasis on the stand off range afforded by the 40mm and 105mm weapons.


AC-130U Spooky
Standard Plus 4 / +4
Length 97 feet, 9 inches
Height 38 feet, 6 inches
Wing Span 132 feet, 7 inches
Weight (Maximum) 155,000 pounds
Speed (At Sea Level) 300 miles/hour
Range 1,300 nautical miles (Unlimited with mid-air refueling)
Service Ceiling 25,000 feet
Engines 4x Allison T56-A-15 turboprops
Thrust 4,910 horsepower
Unit Cost (FY96 Dollars) $72 million
Unit Cost (FY01 Dollars) $190 million
Armament 1x GAU-12/U
1x Bofors L/60
1x M102 Howitzer (Mod)
2x Mk 44 Mod 0
1x M102 Howitzer (Mod)
or
1x Bofors L/60
1x M102 Howitzer (Mod)
Major Sensors
and Equipment
Countermeasures - AN/AAQ-24 Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM)
- AN/AAR-44 infrared warning receiver
- AN/AAR-47 missile warning system
- AN/ALE-47 flare and chaff dispensing system
- AN/ALQ-172 Electronic Countermeasure System
- AN/ALQ-196 Jammer
- AN/ALR-69 radar warning receiver
- AN/APR-46A panoramic RF receiver
- AN/QRC-84-02 infrared countermeasures system
Crew 13 (pilot, copilot, navigator, fire control officer,
electronic warfare officer, flight engineer,
All Light Level TV operator, infrared-detection set operator,
four airborne gunners, loadmaster)



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