Douglas AC-47 Spooky

ICAO aircraft code AC47
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States

The Douglas AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed “Puff, the Magic Dragon”) was the first in a series of fixed-wing gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

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Douglas AC-47 Spooky Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
AC47
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1963 - 1965
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp
Piston
Power:
1,200 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
200 Kts
370 Km/h
Travel range:
1,890 Nm
3,500 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
24,450 feet
Rate of Climb:
1130 feet / minute
5.74meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
15,000 Kg
33,069 lbs
Max Payload:
2,700 Kg
5,952 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
822 gallon
3,112 liter

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About the Douglas AC-47 Spooky

The Douglas AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed “Puff, the Magic Dragon”) was the first in a series of fixed-wing gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. It was designed to provide more firepower than light and medium ground-attack aircraft in certain situations when ground forces called for close air support.

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