- From: Daryl <dhunt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 17:14:34 -0600
On 8/2/2011 5:01 PM, LilAbner wrote:
On 8/2/2011 6:06 PM, LilAbner wrote:On 8/2/2011 2:56 AM, Daryl wrote:Let me rephrase that. Snoopy shot at Charlie on the perimeter ofOn 8/2/2011 12:47 AM, Ron wrote:The time frame was 1968 to 1971. I didn't see muzzle flash orOn Aug 1, 11:33 am, Daryl<dh...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:On 8/1/2011 10:27 AM, LilAbner wrote:
Anyone pull the trigger in a Spooky?
I appreciated when they showed up.
Sat on the Hooch and watched them chew everything up.
Kind of surprising the first time I heard one fire the 105.
Didn't know they could carry something like that.
One night I know one ship fired continuously for several
How did they keep from melting the barrels before they could
The Pilot actually pulled the trigger. it's all electronic.
As for melting the barrels, it uses 25 mm (in our time it was
20mm) Gatlings. Unlike your Mah Duce, it fired through several
barrels one at a time and had time to cool a bit between
Several Minutes could mean a number of guns operating. Sorry,
but you aren't talking about Spooky which had minis. You are
talking about Specter which had 2 20mms, 2 40s and one 105. The
40s were the real workhorse. If a convoy was the target, they
used the 20s to strafe it. Stops a truck cold. And finished
them off with the 40s. Shoot till the gas tank burns.
The 105 is rarely used. When it first came out, it was out the
tailgate. They ended up with some cracked tails over that. It
ended up coming out where the rear crew exit door was. Made
things much simpler for aiming as well.
The guns are fixed. The Pilot aims the Aircraft.
Wrong. The guns are trainable, there are enlisted gunners, and a
commissioned Fire Control Officer. Not to mention sensors to
gunners aim those supposedly fixed guns. 105mm out the tail???
Right. You are too young, I see. You show up at the last
think you know all the history of Spooky, Spooky 21, Specter,
Those guns are mounted solid. Since they are mounted solid,
can you aim them without aiming the AC? You can't.
All the gunners and Officers in the booth do is set things up
pilot can aim the AC. Oh, and shovel a lot of brass. Of course
a lot more to it than that but the Pilot does the actual
aiming and the
firing is done electronically.
Where did you get the idea that those guns weren't mounted
they were like you say they are, they would tear the AC apart.
As for mounting in the tail for the 105, that was the original
BEFORE it was introduced in SEA. But it proved to detrimental
tail section (where the top of the door meets the tail
never made it to SEA with the 105 mounted that way. But it was
originally. They found cracks.
for free movies and Nostalgic TV. Tons of Military shows and
a 105 but was told that was what I was hearing.
I took it that they were using was miniguns. The roar and red
memorable. Perhaps the one occassion, attributed to a 105,
been fire from Charlie. Many AKs with green tracers opened up
but we couldn't see him or them, from where we were. It was
except for some lights, in the town. Snoopy opened up with
strings. Then there was whoomp and another whoomp and then a
long red stream of fire. I said whoomp but that is not quite
It didn't sound like mortar discharges.
Shortly fter that one storm there was another one that was even
there might have been two of them, I don't know. There were many
thousands of rounds spewed out.
I've see the Gatling on a 105, I believe, discharge over our
run way in
level flight. It was a different deeper gutteral roar. It
caused the jet
to slow down dramatically. I actually thought it might stall.
I never did find where, in town, the fire was directed. No
doubt it left
plowed ground. Didn't want to explore too much.
Many nights we watched or heard Snoopy work out around the ROk
and elsewhere. They really hated the ROKs because they were not
to captured Charlies and NVA. They would hit them before us if
ROK compound not the ROKs.
There were a few different versions.
Spooky was a C-47 with minis
Spooky21 was a C-119 with either minis or 20mm Gats
The A model Specter came in two flavors. The one had 20mm Gats but the one that was used primarily was loaded with 2 minis (taken out in 1971), 2 20mm Gats and 2 Bofor 40mm clip fed.
for free movies and Nostalgic TV. Tons of Military shows and programs.
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