What does Afsoc stand for?
Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)
Why is it called a Pave Low?
Prior to 1979, Pave was said to be a code word for the Air Force unit responsible for the project. For example, in the helicopters Pave Low and Pave Hawk it was said to mean Precision Avionics Vectoring Equipment, but in Pave Paws it was said to mean Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry.
What is the AC-130J Ghostrider?
The AC-130J Ghostrider’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The AC-130J provides ground forces an expeditionary, direct-fire platform that is persistent, ideally suited for urban operations and delivers precision low-yield munitions against ground targets.
When was the Afsoc established?
Air Force Special Operations Command/Founded
What is the Afsoc PT test?
The AFSOC PT Test is the physical fitness evaluation required officer candidates’ Tier 1 applications for Special Tactics Officer (STO) or Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) slots. This training plan is designed to be completed the 6 weeks directly before your assessment.
What replaced MH-53?
The MH-53 Pave Low’s last mission was on 27 September 2008, when the remaining six helicopters flew in support of special operations forces in Southwest Asia. These MH-53Ms were retired shortly thereafter and replaced with the V-22 Osprey.
What does HH stand for in HH 60?
The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war.
How heavy is an ac130?
AC-130J Ghostrider has an overall length of 29.3m, a height of 11.9m and wingspan of 39.7m. It can operate at a maximum altitude of 28,000ft with a payload of 42,000lb. Its maximum take-off weight is 164,000lb.
Why do they call AC-130 Angel of Death?
The US Air Force has been using the gunship for 50 years to provide armed reconnaissance and close support to ground troops. Critics on social media said it was called the Angel of Death because it “murders people”.