|Air Force Special Operations Factsheet
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|AC-130H Spectre Gunship
|The AC-130 Gunship is used for interdiction and ground support. It is especially effective at night and as a long-range artillery platform for airborne troops.
|MC-130E/H Combat Talon I/II
|The MC-130H Combat Talon I and II are optimised for deep penetration of enemy airspace. Using these abilities the Combat Talons can insert, extract, or resupply Special forces teams via airdrop or landing. It's aircrews are specially trained for these missions.
|MC-130N/P Combat Shadow
|The MC-130N COmbat Shadow is used for refueling of Special Operations helicopters and can also take part in limited insertion, extraction, or resupply of units.
|MH-53J Pave Low IIIe (Enhanced)
|The Pave Low helicopter is a Navy design that the Air Force has rebuilt with deep penetration of heavily defended airspace during night and adverse weather conditions Cockpit Shot
|MH-60G Pave Hawk
|The MH-60G Pave Hawk is used for insertion, extraction, and resupply of special operations teams behind enemy lines, and also carries out the Combat Search and Rescue Mission. It carries many of the same avionics as the Pave Low but is not quite as sophisticated.
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