Warplanes: Twin Engine Gunships All The Rage

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March 1, 2011:  Jordan is having two of its CN-235 transports modified to serve as gunships. These two engine transports will have  sensors (day/night cameras) added, along with laser designators and a defensive system against heat-seeking missiles. Armament will consist of a 30mm autocannon, Hellfire missiles and 70mm rockets. The 16 ton CN-235 can carry four tons of equipment and stay in the air for about eight hours per sortie. Think of this aircraft as a twin engine C-130. The conversions will be completed in two years.

 

 


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