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.

AC-47 Spooky
A restored AC-47 in flight
Role Ground-attack aircraft and close air support gunship
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company
First flight 1964
Introduction 1965
Status In service with the Colombian Air Force
Primary user United States Air Force (former)
Produced 1963-1965 (US military conversions)
1987 and 1993 (Colombian conversions)
Number built 53
Developed from C-47 Skytrain

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