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Fairchild AC-119G 'Shadow' and AC-119K 'Stinger'
Official Designation AC-119G/K
Primary Role Close air support, armed reconnaissance and interdiction, and forward air controlling
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Fairchild-Hiller Aircraft Corp.
Operator United States Air Force
Wingspan 109 feet, 3 inches (33.38m)
Length 86 feet, 6 inches (26.37m)
Height at Tail 26 feet, 8 inches (8.11m)

Official Designation AC-119G AC-119K
Unofficial Nicknames Shadow Stinger
Engines (radial) Two Wright R-3350 radial engines Two Wright R-3350 radial engines
Horsepower 3,500 shp (2,610kW) per engine 3,500 shp (2,610kW) per engine
Engines (jet) N/A Two General Electric J85-GE-17 turbojets
Thrust N/A 2,850 pounds (12.7kN) per engine
Cruise Speed 207 mph (333km/h) 230 mph (370km/h)
Attack Speed 150 mph (241km/h) 207 mph (333km/h)
Attack Altitude 3,500 feet (1,067m) above ground level 3,500 to 7,000 feet (1,067m to 2,134m) above ground level
Service Ceiling 25,000 feet (7,620m) 25,000 feet (7,620m)
Operating Weight Unknown Unknown
Max Takeoff Weight 62,000 pounds (28,123kg) 80,400 pounds (36,470kg)
Armament Four SUU-11A 7.62mm Gatling Miniguns Four SUU-11A 7.62mm Gatling Miniguns and two M61A1 20mm cannons
Basic Crew Six (day) or Eight (night) (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, night observation sight operator, flight engineer, illuminator operator, and two gunners) 10 (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, night observation sight operator, radar/FLIR operator, flight engineer, illuminator operator, and three gunners)
Combat Duration 6 hours 5 hours
Date Deployed 1969 1969
Number of Aircraft 26 aircraft 26 aircraft

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