U.S. Air Force Crew members, in AC-130 aircraft, coordinate to fire on target.
Vietnam Date:1969 Duration:5 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel talks about AC-130 aircraft in the Pave Pronto configuration. Views inside an AC-130 during combat operations over Vietnam. The Fire Control Officer and Pilot viewing screens inside AC-130. The computer correction capabilities are discussed by narrator. Fire control officer clicks miss-distance. The computer computes proper elevation correction for the next shot to be accurate. The co-pilot monitors air speed and altitude. He also coordinates with the gunship fighter escorts. The navigator is in contact with the air borne command force. The fire control officer is responsible for pin pointing corrections and advising the pilot. The flight engineer coordinates with the gunner through intercom and arms the gun. The gunner fires on the target.
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