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Lockheed AC-130 Gunship: Death From Above
US Air Force (USAF) aircrew members onboard a USAF AC-130U Hercules "Spooky" Gunship, 4th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field (FLD), Florida (FL), load the 40-mm Bofors gun (rear) and 105-mm Howitzer in the cargo compartment during a training mission.
Air Force AC-130 gunships struck al Qaeda targets in Somalia, news sources reported last night. Press reports said the AC-130 attacks hit an area called Ras Kamboni, a heavily forested area near the Kenyan border. The area is allegedly a terror training base. The AC-130 gunship's primary missions are close-air support, air interdiction and force protection. (U.S. Air Force photo)