“Wicked Wanda”Project Pave Spectre began in 1971 to support combat operations in Southeast Asia. Eleven C-130Es were converted to AC-130Es and modified with 7.62mm, 20mm and 40mm guns, Infared and Low Light Level Television sensors, "Black Crow" detection set, digital fire control systems and electronic warfare suites. In 1972, the Air Force opted to remove the 7.62mm guns and replaced the 40mm gun with a 105mm cannon to increase range and firepower. AC-130E gunships were eventually re-designated as AC-130Hs after receiving more powerful engines. Spectre gunships continued to serve in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from bases in Thailand until the 16th SOS relocated to Hurlburt Field in December 1976.
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|Placed By||The Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 528864 N 3364851|
|Decimal Degrees||30.41536667, -86.69946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 24.922', W 86° 41.968'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 24' 55.32" N, 86° 41' 58.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Terry Ave, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, US|
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