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Monday, December 22, 2008

Hich resolution military photos - not classified


An AC-130U gunship jettisons flares Aug. 20 over an area near Hurlburt Field, Florida.
The flares are a countermeasure for heat-seeking missiles that may be fired at the aircraft during real world (war-crime bloodbaths in foreign countries) missions.

The aircraft is from the 4th Special Operations Squadron. (undercover covert operation massacre of USA illegally interfering with other sovereign countries)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter

NIKON CORPORATION·NIKON D200 Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows·2008:08:28 16:05:40

original high-res

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Close air support, air interdiction and force protection
Builder: Lockheed/Boeing Corp.
Power Plant: Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engines
Thrust: 4,910 shaft horsepower each engine
Length: 97 feet, 9 inches (29.8 meters)
Height: 38 feet, 6 inches (11.7 meters)
Wingspan: 132 feet, 7 inches (40.4 meters)
Speed: 300 mph (Mach .4) (at sea level)
Range: Approximately 1,300 nautical miles; unlimited with air refueling.
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,576 meters
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 155,000 pounds (69,750 kilograms)
Armament: AC-130H/U: 40mm cannon and 105mm cannon; AC-130U: 25mm gun
Crew: AC-130U - Five officers (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, fire control officer, electronic warfare officer) and eight enlisted (flight engineer, TV operator, infrared detection set operator, loadmaster, four aerial gunners)
Deployment Date: AC-130H, 1972; AC-130U, 1995
Unit Cost: AC-130H, $132.4 million; AC-130U, $190 million (fiscal 2001 constant dollars)

AC-130U's call sign is "Spooky. " The U-model is the third generation of C-130 gunships. All gunships evolved from the first operational gunship, the AC-47


original high-resolution image:

The Admiral Chabanenko large anti-submarine ship from the Russian naval force operating in the Atlantic Ocean

January 2008: The Russian task force, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and also comprising the Udaloy-Class destroyer Admiral Levchenko, has been joined by the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the Moskva guided missile cruiser, in the current maneuvers.They are training in joint navigation and maneuvering, exchange of helicopters and cargo, and communications .. Lesorub (Woodcutter) ASW defense data link combat direction Udaloy class Slava class.

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