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Thread: Weve Come a Long Way Since the AC-47 "Spooky"

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    We've Come a Long Way Since the AC-47 "Spooky"

    Last edited by Terry Soloman; Jun 13, 2018 at 04:24 PM.

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    Great video Terry - but really I truly expect we should have chain driven 105's by now.

    I remember in Cambodia one night on a mountain top near where I was, the 130's up in the air firing mini-guns at that mountain top next door, the tracers hitting it. The night before they were dropping in mortars and artillery on us. We didn't have any further trouble out of that mountain

    It was a true light show, never forget it.

    We have the ordinance and should always use it
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

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    AFSOC has some planes at Hurlburt, in Florida, that have shall we say, "exotic" weapons on board. You know that old Army saying - "When you want to kill everything, call in the artillery."

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    My pops called them "Puff the Magic Dragon" when he was in country.
    Dum spiro spero

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.ALLEN View Post
    My pops called them "Puff the Magic Dragon" when he was in country.

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    i only saw one on the ground,but i was glad it was on our side,cool video.
    71/72 brad

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    The Spectar, slow but deadly.

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    Did a lot of flying in the civ ver, the DC3. Air America

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    Made many of parts for that gunship and the C-130.

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    My Dad was team leader of a group called the "Dusty Seven" in Vietnam. One night, hemmed in by an NVA battalion, a Puff came in and cleared a lane almost a klick long for them to get to their extraction point. As an 11 year old they were on a pedestal for me for my lifetime.

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    The idea of having a fixed wing gun ship all started with the 47 in Vietnam .Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1660505 Then it evolved into the 119(this one having (4) 7.62s,(1) 20 MM canon,and (1) 40 MM canon . And shorty later into the 130.All were assigned to the USAF14th. SOW Vietnam Home base of the 14th SOWClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	1660508 All under the control of the CIA.Not because of the guns,because of the sensors they had.

    And these mini-guns had a fire rate of 6,000 rounds per minute ( or 100 RDS. per second). Not the 3,000 round per minute version of today mini's .
    Last edited by RTR; Dec 14, 2018 at 07:14 AM.

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    As a kid they used to practice low flying runs around my house. All of a sudden you hear this roar as a c-130 damn near took off the tree tops coming over the hilltops and through the valleys. Me being the angel of a child that I was, shot at them with my bb gun when they flew over.....ahh the memories.

 

 

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