Gunships are cargo-type aircraft that have been re-designed to provide close air support for troops in contact, or interdiction of supplies enroute to enemy positions. Gunships offer precision targeting and exceptionally long loiter times. Side mounted guns are a primary distinguishing feature. Gunships differ from other attack aircraft in that they carry only cannons. They have no bombs, rockets or missiles. They have no defensive weapons. Gunships also tend to have very large flight crews to operate the different sensors and guns.

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Gunships
History of the fixed wing gunship programs, including aircraft serial numbers and program names.
USAF Fixed-Wing Gunships
Factsheet featuring detailed specifications, historical information, an image gallery and links.
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