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Lockheed AC-130 'Spectre' and AC-130U 'Spooky II'
Official Designation AC-130H/U
Primary Role Close air support, air interdiction, armed reconnaissance
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Current Contractor Boeing North American
Operator United States Air Force
Wingspan 132 feet, 7 inches (40.4m)
Length 97 feet, 9 inches (29.8m)
Height at Tail 38 feet, 6 inches (11.9m)
Engines Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops
Horsepower 4,910 shp (3,660kW) per engine
Cruise Speed 300 mph (483km/h)
Operating Weight 72,892 pounds (33,063kg)
Max Takeoff Weight 155,000 pounds (70,308kg)

Official Designation AC-130H AC-130U
Unofficial Nicknames Spectre, Spooky Spooky II, U-Boat
Range 1,300 nautical miles (unlimited with aerial refueling) 2,200 nautical miles (unlimited with aerial refueling)
Service Ceiling 25,000 feet (7,620m) 30,000 feet (9,144m)
Armament Two M61 20mm Vulcan cannons, one L60 40mm Bofors cannon, one M102 105mm Howitzer cannon One GAU-12 25mm Gatling gun, one L60 40mm Bofors cannon, one M102 105mm Howitzer cannon
Basic Crew 14 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, fire control officer, electronic warfare officer, flight engineer, loadmaster, low-light TV operator, infrared-detection set operator, five gunners) 13 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, fire control officer, electronic warfare officer, flight engineer, loadmaster, low-light TV operator, infrared-detection set operator, four gunners)
Date Deployed 1972 1995
Total in Service 8 aircraft 13 aircraft

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