War in Vietnam
Ac-47 Broadens Viet Attack Envelope
Bien Hoa, South Vietnam-Venerable Douglas C-47 twin-engine transport reconfigured as an attack aircraft is proving highly successful in its new, unconventional role in this highly unconventional war. Equipped with three side-firing General Electric 7.62-mm. Miniguns, each with the capability of firing at a maximum rate of 6,000 rounds/min., this aging, incongruous warhorse has been camouflaged and dignified with the combat designation of AC-47 in recognition of its attack mission.
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