October 16, 2021

US Air Force Uses AC-130 Gunships to Back Libyan Rebels

“The widespread unrest and rebellion in Libya has forced a UN coalition that includes the United States to send their fighter planes to the country to in order to help the anti-Khadaffi rebels to try to bring back normalcy in the country.
AC-130 Gunships
AC- 130 Gunships have been believed to be a part of the US Air Force participation in the air attacks on Khadaffi forces.
The AC-130 Gunships are low-flying aircraft and are a variant of the C-130 cargo planes, used mainly to transport convoy and arms from one place to another.  The main difference is that a powerful armament of high caliber machine guns have been added.
AC-130 Gunships are generally accompanied by A-10 aircrafts, which generally are used in anti-tank missions and for hitting ground targets.
These aircrafts, along with the fighter jets that have been involved since the beginning of the air campaign, are helping the global community to put pressure on Khadaffi’s Libyan government to step down and agree to the demands of the rebels.
The US Air Force has helped a great deal to bring normalcy in the region by actively helping the civilian rebel forces and keeping a check on ground movements of the Khadaffi military forces.
Libyan unrest is part of a trend of wider discontent and rebellion in the Middle East, that has spread to other countries.”

For more information, click here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/us_deploys_low_flying_attack_planes_in_libya/2011/03/26/AF9grPqB_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage