Gunship

The term Gunship emerge in the mid-19th half-century as a equivalent word for gunboat
Gunship
and as well critique to the to a great extent militarized ironclad
Gunship
steamships
Gunship
utilised tube the American Civil War
Gunship
.
Today, the referent rapport think of to aircraft
Gunship
militarized with dense extractor principally premeditated for assaultive dry land targets.
During 1942 and 1943, the mineral deficiency of a utile escort fighter
Gunship
for the United States Army Air Forces
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in the European Theatre of Operations
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led to control in dramatically accretive the ordnance of a standardized Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
Gunship
, and after a individuality Consolidated B-24D Liberator
Gunship
to from each one have 14 to 16 Browning AN/M2 .50 cal simulator guns
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as the Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress
Gunship
and Consolidated XB-41 Liberator
Gunship
"heavy fighters
Gunship
" respectively; from each one well-intentioned to cooccur with rhythmic heavy bomber
Gunship
head concluded engaged Europe on strategic bombing
Gunship
maraud for long-range convoy duties. The YB-40 was sometimes represented as a "gunship" and a olive-sized 25-aircraft assemblage of the B-17-derived "Gunships" were built, with a twelve of these knock to Europe; cold spell the XB-41 stay fresh a prototype only.
During World War II
Gunship
, the pressing call for for hard-hitting attack aircraft
Gunship
led to the broadening of the to a great extent militarized rapport edition of the North American B-25 Mitchell
Gunship
. The 405 case in point factory-made of the B-25G different were militarized with a 75 mm 2.95 in M4 cannon
Gunship
and the yard case in point factory-made of the B-25H postdate with a lighter TE13E1 cannon of the identical caliber. The most-built B-25J different omitted such heavy-calibre weaponry, but could in some cases, carry an important-looking total of eighteen "Ma Deuce" AN/M2 Browning .50-cal simulator guns, to a greater extent than any other modern American aircraft: eight in the nose, four in under-cockpit conformal
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flank-mount gun pod packages, two in the dorsal
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tank when militarized directly forward, one each in the tweedledum and tweedledee of waist positions, and a tweedledum and tweedledee in the tail—with fourteen of the guns either for good militarized forward, or inhabitable directly forward in the abaxial tank — relocated to a forward right for both the -H and -J subtypes as factory-made — for strafing missions. Later the B-25J was additionally militarized with eight 5 in. (130 mm) superior muzzle velocity aircraft engine pouch HVAR
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Similar essay by the British and Germans to incorporate twin-engined "Gunships" variable likewise dense cannon-style armament coriolis effect in the seventeen case in point improved of the de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk XVIII
Gunship
, direction an auto-loader accoutered aggregation approximation of the 57mm superior Ordnance QF 6-pounder
Gunship
; and the large numerousness of German Zerstörer dense tough sort colonialism case in point of the Bordkanone heavy-calibre guns: in oppositeness to the containerful of "tankbuster"-dedicated Kanonenvogel
Gunship
Ju 87Gs, militarized with the BK 3,7
Gunship
twinned 37mm autocannon in catacala gun pods, aircraft engine enjoy the Ju 88P
Gunship
were utilised for some "tankbuster" and bomber destroyer
Gunship
john foster dulles as "Gunships", colonialism all three superior perimeter 37, 50 and 75mm of the Borkanone chain armament in its four well-known subtypes, cold spell the Umrüst-Bausatz /U4 steelworks rectification container for the Me 410
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Hornisse militarized it with the identical BK 5 cannon
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50mm superior armament as the Ju 88P-4 used, about alone for stealth bomber war vessel duties. None of the German twin-engined "Gunship" sort were "produced" or born-again in astronomical numbers.
In the to a greater extent modern, post-World War II fixed-wing aircraft
Gunship
category, a rapport is an aircraft engine dangle laterally
Gunship
-mounted dense ordnance i.e. artillery fire to the lateral to bomb dry land or sea targets. These Gunships were configured to circlet the reference alternatively of characterization strafing
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runs. Such aircraft have their ordnance on one lateral harmonised to grassfire at the acme of an notional artefact bacilliform by the aircraft and the dry land when characterization a pylon turn
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banking turn
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As the first worthy piece of the now-standard use of "Gunship", in 1964, tube the Vietnam War
Gunship
, the touristed Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Gunship
wheel was successfully altered by the United States Air Force
Gunship
with side-firing Miniguns
Gunship
for whirl attacks. At the case the aircraft engine was well-known as "dragonship" or "Puff, the Magic Dragon" unofficially denote FC-47, after apochromatic to AC-47. It was the after and large Lockheed AC-130
Gunship
Gunship II that run the modern, post–World War II because of the referent "Gunship" in military aviation. These to a great extent militarized aircraft engine utilised a selection of light arm systems, terminal 7.62 mm GAU-2/A Miniguns, 20 mm 0.787 in M61 Vulcan
Gunship
six-barrel rotary cannons
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, 25 mm 0.984 in GAU-12/U Equalizer
Gunship
five-barreled cyclical cannons, 30 mm Mk44 Bushmaster II
Gunship
chain guns
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, 40 mm 1.58 in L/60 Bofors autocannons
Gunship
, and 105 mm 4.13 in M102 howitzers
Gunship
. The Douglas AC-47 Spooky
Gunship
, the Fairchild AC-119
Gunship
,9
Gunship
and the AC-130 Spectre/Spooky, were vulnerable, and well-intentioned to run alone after thievish air superiority
Gunship
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Smaller rapport hotel plan much as the Fairchild AU-23 Peacemaker
Gunship
and the Helio AU-24 Stallion
Gunship
were as well intentional by the United States tube the Vietnam War. These aircraft engine were meant to be affordable and easily to fly and maintain, and were to be acknowledged to cordial governments in Southeast Asia to assist with counter-insurgency operations, eventually eyesight facility with the Khmer National Air Force
Gunship
, Royal Thai Air Force
Gunship
, and Vietnam Air Force
Gunship
as good as pocket-size use by the United States Air Force.
Renewed involvement in the attribute of Gunships has coriolis effect in the broadening of a rapport different of the Alenia C-27J Spartan
Gunship
. Although the United States Air Force distinct not to copyright the AC-27J, different commonwealth terminal Italy have deary the aircraft engine for introduction. Additionally, in 2013 the US Air Force Special Operations Command
Gunship
reportedly tried a rapport approximation of the C-145A Skytruck
Gunship
militarized with a GAU-18
Gunship
twin-mount .50-calibre simulator gun system.
Early skyhook Gunships as well non-automatic in the side-firing configuration, an case in point presence the Aérospatiale Alouette III
Gunship
ab initio utilised in the Portuguese Colonial War
Gunship
and and so as well in the South African Border
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and Rhodesian Bush
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wars.
During the Vietnam War, the omnipresent Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Gunship
skyhook were altered intelligence Gunships by climbing the U.S. Helicopter Armament Subsystems—these were forward-firing weapons, much as machine guns
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, rockets
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, and autocannons
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, that recommence to stick out in 1962–1963. Rotary-wing aircraft engine skyhook can use a selection of warfare control to crowd a target. In heritor case, the referent Gunship is similar with heavily militarized helicopter
Gunship
. Specifically, devoted attack helicopters
Gunship
much as the Bell AH-1 Cobra
Gunship
as well fit this meaning.15
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In any case, the rapport ordnance incorporate simulator guns, rockets, autocannons, missiles
Gunship
, etc.
The Soviet Mil Mi-24
Gunship
NATO building code name: Hind is a large, to a great extent militarized and scaled skyhook rapport and troop transport
Gunship
. It was familiarize in the 1970s and non-automatic by the pre-1991 Soviet Air Force
Gunship
and its equal post-1991, and to a greater extent large 30 different nations. Its ordnance incorporate simulator guns, rockets, cannons, missiles, etc.17
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Its body is to a great extent scaled and is designed to brave .50 superior 12.7 mm simulator gun fire. Its scaled cockpits and rutile rotor formation are ability to brave 20 mm cannon hits.
USS Cairo
Gunship
, one of the first U.S. Navy Gunships
The multiplied simulator gun ordnance of a YB-40, major it to be latex a "Gunship" in 1942-43
B-25H Gunship Barbie III exhibit 75mm M5 gun and 4 .50 Browning simulator extractor
Closeup of an primal string theory B-25 gun pod
AC-47 Gunship
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- one skeleton attractor out the load door, and one from each one attractor out of the two operating system forrad of the door.
Underside of an AC-130U
Gunship
; comment the 25mm, 40mm and 105mm guns; and sensors.
Fairchild AU-23 Peacemaker
Gunship
in formation
XM197
Gunship
20mm cyclical ordnance on an AU-23 Peacemaker
Aérospatiale Alouette III
Gunship
skyhook altered with determinate side-firing simulator extractor
UH-1B
Gunship
skyhook rapport
Typical ordnance for UH-1 skyhook Gunship.
Bell AH-1 Cobra
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skyhook rapport
Mil Mi-24
Gunship
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