Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit
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The AC-130 is available for unlock as early as level 10. It takes 11 kills to obtain or 10 with Hardline. The AC-130, due to its amazing fire power, high altitude flight path, and its two angel flares, is a force to be reckoned with in almost any situation.
When called in, the user will switch to a thermal view from the AC-130 which gives a clear overhead view of the map from the 105mm cannon. Each cannon has a different zoom amount, with the 105mm having the least and the 25mm having the most. On its own, it is arguably one of the deadliest killstreaks in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and in tandem with Danger Close Pro, its lethality is further increased. Due to the AC-130 flying higher than any other air killstreak it is able to shoot down Pavelows and Helicopters.
Team announcers announcing enemy AC-130Edit
Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit
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The AC-130 is in the air for 40 seconds. It works just like in Modern Warfare 2, but it now keeps track of the number of shots in each weapon before reloading, as well as the max capacities: One 105mm howitzer shell, four 40mm cannon shells, and twenty 25mm Vulcan rounds. It is also possible to switch between thermal and enhanced color vision at will.
The AC-130 does not appear on the Wii version due to RAM limitations.
The 105mm M102 Howitzer is so powerful that a single round will destroy any aerial killstreak, including the Osprey. The only exception is the UAV,C/UAV and the Reaper, as they all fly higher than the AC-130. Also, like the predator missile, a single round will kill any player regardless of perks or Jugernaught.
There is a rare glitch that may occur after using the AC-130; however, it can only happen if the player used Assault Drone before the AC-130. Player must first use the Assault Drone, and after the drone is destroyed or the time limit is reached, player then must as quick as possible to start using the AC-130. If done correctly, AC-130 will have both its HUD and HUD of the Drone. However, drone HUD will still stay after the player stops using the AC-130, even after the player dies. The LMG and Rocket launcher ammo counter will always say that the LMG and Rockets are being reloaded and they cannot be used.
- In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, if the player changes classes while opening up the AC-130 laptop, the AC-130 will fire like the primary weapon of the class he/she switched to. An example of this can be seen here.
- In all games, by certain teams in Multiplayer the chats are from Death From Above in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.