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What are the specifications of the Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship?

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The specifications of the Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship include a height of 38.39 feet and a length of 97.77 feet, according to Military Factory. The gunship is designed for close air support, force protection and air interdiction.

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The Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship weighs 72,891 pounds when empty and 155,003 pounds when loaded. It is 132.55 feet wide. It has a crew of eight people.

The gunship has four Rolls Royce Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engines, which deliver 4,910 horsepower each. It has a maximum speed of 300 miles per hour. It can fly a range of up to 2,200 miles. Its service ceiling is 24,856 feet.

The armament suite of the Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship includes two 20 millimeter canons, one 40 millimeter cannon and one 105 millimeter cannon.

The Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship originated in the United States. It is manufactured by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and the Boeing Company - USA. Its initial year of service was 1971 and 21 were produced.

The Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship is a shoulder-mounted straight wing system with a single rudder aft. They can target concrete structures and light armored vehicles, but not heavy armor. The Lockheed AC-130 Spectre gunship is low-flying. It costs around $132,400,000.

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