WARNING: Graphic weapon system video from Iraq.

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    Feb 05, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    This is not a gay-related thread but one of my buddies sent it to me. I know some of you will find it interesting. Video taken from an AC130 Specter gunship; action was against some Iraqis placing a road-side bomb.
    DO NOT WATCH IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH!

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    Feb 05, 2008 4:53 AM GMT
    That should be played on Al Jazeera - give those idiots in Iraq some incentive to drop the destruction and start working on making their government work. As crappy as democratic governments can be, they are still a better system than sadistic fundamentalism.
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    Feb 05, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    Yikes. That's gonna leave a mark.icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 05, 2008 7:15 AM GMT
    Interesting film, but are you sure it was from an AC130?

    The video feed seems very steady on target for far too long a time.

    Could it possibly have come from an AH-64D with the Block II or III upgrades?

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    Feb 05, 2008 7:23 AM GMT
    It could be the AC-130U. The GAU-12 25 mm and it's targeting systems is probably a bit more spot on than the old M61 Vulcan 20mm on the 130H.
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    Feb 05, 2008 8:59 AM GMT
    They never knew what hit them. icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 05, 2008 9:40 AM GMT
    One less IED. That's a good thing.

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    Feb 05, 2008 11:50 AM GMT
    ITJock saidInteresting film, but are you sure it was from an AC130?

    The video feed seems very steady on target for far too long a time.

    Could it possibly have come from an AH-64D with the Block II or III upgrades?



    Hi ITJock,
    You know, I had the same thought when I first got this one as it looks very similar to a video I saw from an AH64. This one was from the Specter - the aircraft was orbiting from a "significant" distance away. I am not sure I can say how far... All I know is I hope those guys said their daily prayers that day! icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 05, 2008 12:34 PM GMT
    I think it was fairly a long way off. They did get out of range for a while, didn't they?
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    Feb 05, 2008 1:21 PM GMT
    When you cautioned, I was expecting to see footage of one of those microwave weapons.
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    Feb 06, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    I will have to look for some footage from one of those. I have seen them used and they are interesting - makes a man feel like he is on fire but with no physical damage. icon_razz.gif