U.S. Air Force AC-130U Spooky aircrew members from the 4th Special Operations Squadron load ammunition during a live fire mission in support of Exercise Emerald Warrior 16 near Hurlburt Field, Florida.

The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport fixed-wing aircraft. It carries a wide array of anti-ground oriented weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire-control systems.

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