AC-130W Stinger II

General characteristics

Contractor: Lockheed

Power plant: four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops

Thrust: Thrust 4,300 shaft horsepower each engine

Speed: 300 mph

Ceiling: 28,000 feet

Maximum takeoff weight: 155,000 pounds

Range: 2,500 nautical miles; limited by crew duty day with air refueling

Crew: two pilots, two combat system officers, flight engineer, two special mission aviators

Armament: 30mm GAU-23 Cannon, standoff precision guided munitions, GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb

Date deployed: MC-130W with PSP November 2010

Unit cost: AC-130W, $122 million

Inventory: active duty, 12; Reserve/ANG

More Stories From This Author

History Highlight
By Aerotech News & Review
A new belonging
By Staff Sgt. Kristine Legate
DM hosts 2022 Freedom Fest
By Airman 1st Class Paige Wheldom