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What are the requirements to be MOS'd Arial Gunner in the US Military on a C130 Gunship?

Not that I am even in a position to join the military, just curious.

I take it the pilot or some one else in the cockpit is aiming and firing. So are these guys basically artillery loaders... that are also flying +1 mile above the ground at great speeds?

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I'm pretty sure that the Pilot doesn't aim/fire the weapons as that is handled surely by the other members of the flight crew?  Doesn't it have something ridiculous like 16 crew?    The AC-47 (the precursor to the AC-130) was aimed and fired by the pilot, literally had firing sights on his side window for him to aim through.

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