AC-130H 69-6570 (here as Bad Company) though we called her ‘The Hussy’ this is with the deletion of the ASD-5 Black Crow ball near the nose and the deletion of the twin 20mm Vulcans and twin 7.62 miniguns. The crease on the front of the left wheelwell used to hold the “FLIR” ball back in the Vietnam era configuration.
5. Eight AC-130H Spectre gunships taxi into position on the flightline prior to the final AC-130H mission conducted at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 16. The C-130 began its operational service with the Air Force in 1956 and AC-130 development began in the early 1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew)