Military acronym for Forward Air Controller. A forwar Air Controller flies over enemy targets in a light aircraft, usually propellor-driven, and marks the targets that the strike aircraft and at times ground artillery need to attack. With the advent of recent advances in sattelite reconnasaince and UAV technology, the Forward Air Controller has become a thing of the past
Nickname given to the AC-119 Gunship, a Vietnam-Era cargo aircraft fitted with Machine guns and cannons firing out of the side. The Stinger would fly a circular pattern around the target and open up on the target, turning the enemy into mincemeat.