Americans have created a new howitzer for the AC-130 flying battery

(ORDO NEWS) — One of the most unusual and at the same time deadly combat aircraft – AC-130 – will be equipped with a new weapon. As it became known , a group of engineers created an improved 105-millimeter howitzer.

It will replace the M102 howitzer on the AC-130W and AC-130J aircraft of the US Air Force, which began to be used back in the 60s.

It is not known whether this is a completely new weapon or whether it is based on technical solutions used on the M102.

The concept of a “flying artillery battery” began to be used during the Vietnam War. AC-130 aircraft fired at the transport columns of the Viet Cong, causing great damage to the enemy.

Recall that a few years ago, the United States retired one of the versions of the winged car – AC-130U Spooky.

It is noteworthy that the C-130 transporter used as the basis was tried in another unusual role. On its basis, the Americans created a “flying aircraft carrier.” He recently caught a UAV in the air for the first time.


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