The AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is the newest aircraft platform introduced to the 27th Special Operations Wing. It specializes in air interdiction, close air support and armed reconnaissance. The introduction of this aircraft to the 27 SOW helps keep Cannon Air Force Base and Air Commandos at the forefront of innovation, lethality and the great power competition. One of the problems we had with the AC-130U 25mm gun was the inertia of the ammo. The gun cycled so quickly that when the trigger was released about 6 rounds would continue past the breach because it was hard to stop all those rounds when you get them moving. The feed system actually reversed to recover those unfired rounds. Getting this feature to function was a big pain during development. This is definitely one of the most amazing videos I've ever seen and it is so great being able to see the whole process of loading those really large shell rounds for each shot and also great seeing the size of the rounds for that automatic gun with it's really long magazine with so many rounds available.