Top left: A crewman loads a shell into the breech of the howitzer.
Top right: Another of the gunship's armaments was the "Rapid Fire" 40 mm cannon, which a gunner is seen loading.
THE DEADLY SPECTER
This U.S. Airforce AC 130 gunship was the deadly weapon which made it possible to finish the "war" almost before it began. Called "Specter"; the specially adapted plane, equipped with sophisticated infra red detection and targetting devices, inflicted much of the initial heavy damage.
Copyright 1990. Focus Publications, El Dorado.