• AC-130J undergoes arctic temperature cold soak

    The AC-130J gunship underwent its first cold soak at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. A cold soak is a test done to determine an aircraft's ability to function at O-degree temperatures and discover problems to codify best practices. The gunship will replace the AC-130U Spooky gunship

  • 1 SOW Commander brings in the new J

    An MC-130J Commando II lands on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 11, 2016. This aircraft is scheduled to be modified into an AC-130J Ghostrider gunshipin the coming months. The Ghostrider’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force

  • Hurlburt’s second J-model gunship arrives

    An AC-130J Ghostrider gunship, Block 20 model, arrives at Hurlburt Field, Fla., for the first time July 18, 2016. This aircraft is the first of 21 AC-130Js with the 105mm canon modification scheduled to be delivered here. The AC-130J Ghostrider's primary missions are close air support, air