800px-AC-130H Spectre jettisons flares

AC-130H Spectre while launching flares

History== The Lockheed AC-130 is a heavily armed ground attack aircraft/gunship and it is a combat variant of the Lockheed C-130 Cargo plane. Although Lockheed manufactured the airframe, Boeing is responisble for its conversion into a gunship.

So far a total of 47 of this aircraft have been produced, this number includes all variants and it is still in service with the USAF.


  • The AC-130 is a kill streak reward in the Call Of Duty game Modern Warfare 2.
AC-130 firing night

An AC-130 firing during a night mission.