Monday, March 06, 2006

US Gun Ships moved to Iraq

The US Air Force has begun moving heavily armed AC-130 aircraft—the lethal "flying gunships" of the Vietnam War—to a base in Iraq as commanders search for new tools to counter the Iraqi resistance, the Associated Press has learned.

These are fiercely armed planes, credited with destroying 10,000 trucks along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and were flown from outside the country to suport the US attacks on Falluja. Basing them in Iraq will cut hours off their flying time.

Ok, I confess. I only linked this story up so I could post this cool picture.


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