AC-130H/U Gunship

AC-130H/U Gunship

by John Hamilton
     
 

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This title explores the development and use of the AC-130H/U Gunship. Readers will follow the history of the aircraft and learn about its military and performance specifications, as well as its advantages in the field. Features such as side-firing weapons, sophisticated television and infrared sensors, navigation and fire control systems and synthetic aperture strike

Overview

This title explores the development and use of the AC-130H/U Gunship. Readers will follow the history of the aircraft and learn about its military and performance specifications, as well as its advantages in the field. Features such as side-firing weapons, sophisticated television and infrared sensors, navigation and fire control systems and synthetic aperture strike radar are detailed. Readers will learn about the AC-130's navigational devices, which include inertial navigation systems and global positioning systems. Readers will discover the aircraft's operational use in the Vietnam War, Operation Urgent Fury, and Operation Desert Storm and learn about its weapon systems including cannons and autocannons.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617836862
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Xtreme Military Aircraft Set 2 Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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