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The Douglas AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed "Puff, the Magic Dragon") was the first in a series of gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. It was designed to provide more firepower than light and medium ground-attack aircraft in certain situations when ground forces called for close air support.

Dakota Part Douglas Spooky / Puff, the Magic Dragon / Dragon Dak The Douglas Spooky (also nicknamed "Puff, the Magic.

F4U Corsair aircraft of VMF-222 on the ground ready to taxi onto the runway for launch from Russell Islands 1944

Corsairs of Marine Squadron at Renard Field, Russell Islands, Solomons, Note the National Insignia on the tops of both wings over a year after that practice was discontinued.

Henschel Hs 129 Tank buster

Henschel Hs 129 B der Panzerknacker, auch als "Büchsenöffner" bezeichnet

Douglas AC-47 "Spooky" gunship (aka "Puff the Magic Dragon") Vietnam era development of the long serving DC-3/Dakota/C-47 etc lineage, at  Gathering of Warbirds & Legends, Topeka, Kansas, 2013.

Douglas "Spooky" gunship (aka "Puff the Magic Dragon") Vietnam era development of the long serving etc lineage, at Gathering of Warbirds Legends, Topeka, Kansas,

Look at the washed colors of this used and dirty VMF-214 F4U-1A (Bu No 17829) pictured on Bougainville Island (Dec 1943). According to the jungle, the ground and the type of trees, this plane is apparently parked on one of the two landstrips of Piva, near the Cape Torokina. (USMC)

Look at the washed colors of this used and dirty (Bu No pictured on Bougainville Island (Dec According to the jungle, the ground and the type of trees, this plane is apparently parked on one of the two landstrips of Piva, near the Cape Torokina.

Focke-Wulf Ta  152

Focke-Wulf Ta 152 shoots down an allied fighter, Southern England 15 june 1943

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A Heinkel Uhu night fighter with a Junkers Stuka in the background, date and location unknown. Source Bundesarchiv Added By David Stubblebine

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