March 18, 2010

Inside an AC130


A crew gunner aboard an AC-130 loads 40 mm rounds in a Bofors cannon in support of ground troops during Operation Enduring Freedom, Parwan province, Afghanistan, March 3. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Billie J. Nelson Jr./ released)


Pilots aboard a AC-130 Gunship conduct final systems checks prior to takeoff. The flight crew provided close air support for ground troops during a mission targeting terrorists, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 3, 2010. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Billie J. Nelson Jr./ released)


A crew gunner aboard an AC-130 loads a 105 mm round in support of ground troops during Operation Enduring Freedom. Parwan province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2010. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Billie J. Nelson Jr./ released)

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