Accidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
Not long ago I saw a TV show on the different versions of the C-130... On one an extremely powerful "spotlight" was mounted. So powerful that a 2x4 waved in the beam ignited immediately. Does anyone have info/pics they could share with me? Thanks
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
They have had nightvision equipment since Vietnam. The use of flares and floodlights is for a good part psychological. There is just something about night turning into days moments before shells rain down that strikes fear into the heart of people. Very effective.
And it's AC-130s, not C-130A