1:350 Douglas AC-47 Spooky - Landing Gear Down
The Douglas AC-47 Spooky (AKA "Puff, the Magic Dragon") was the first in a series of gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. With three 7.62mm General Electric mini-guns mounted to fire through two rear window openings and the side cargo door on the left (pilot\\'s) side of the aircraft, Spooky\\'s primary function was close air support for ground troops. This 1:350 Scale model of Spooky includes extended landing gear, three mini-gun bodies inside the airframe and two sets of propellers, spinning, in clear plastic, and stationary, in white plastic. The access door to the cabin is a separate piece and may be displayed open or closed. The cabin and fuselage are hollowed out and the windshield and windows are printed in clear plastic, as is the dome on top of the fuselage. The model may be displayed on the tarmac or in-flight. For the latter, a hole has been incorporated into the underside of the fuselage to accommodate a one sixteenth inch rod.