AC-47 Spooky

The AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed as Puff the Magic Dragon after a 1963 song of the same name) is a modified C-47 Skytrain built by Douglas Aircraft Company who later became McDonnell Douglas. Introduced in January 1965, it was the first of the series of gunships in the Vietnam War. The AC-47 is equipped with three M134 Miniguns mounted in three spots along the left side of the plane providing close air support and suppressing fire. After initial trials, the plane was so successful in its role that a whole squadron of five planes built, and by the end of August after its introduction, at least 26 C-47's were converted to AC-47's. The Spooky is still service with the Colombian Air Force in modern times.

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