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Douglas AC-47D 'Spooky'
Official Designation AC-47D
Unofficial Nicknames Spooky, Puff, Dragonship
Primary Role Close air support, escort and patrol, and forward air controlling
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Douglas Aircraft Corp.
Primary Operator United States Air Force
Wingspan 95 feet (28.96m)
Length 64 feet, 5 inches (19.63m)
Height at Tail 16 feet, 11 inches (5.15m)
Armament Three SUU-11A 7.62mm Gatling Miniguns
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-1830 radial engines
Horsepower 1,200 shp (895kW) per engine
Cruise Speed 175 mph (282km/h)
Max Speed 232 mph (373km/h)
Attack Speed 138 mph (222km/h)
Attack Altitude 3,500 feet (1,070m)
Service Ceiling 25,000 feet (7,620m)
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Takeoff Weight 33,000 pounds (14,970kg)
Combat Duration 7 hours max (normally 5 to 6 hours)
Basic Crew Eight (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer, loadmaster, two gunners and a South Vietnamese observer)
Date Deployed 1964
Total in Service 53 aircraft
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