Douglas AC-47 Gunship - 04016-7

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Douglas AC-47 Gunship

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

With its three 7.62 mm miniguns each able to deliver a devastating 6,000 rounds/minute on a ground target, the AC-47 has proved its worth in Vietnam where night operations have earned it the nickname of 'Spooky'. Developed from the venerable DC-3 Dakota transport, the AC-47 is still operational in South East Asia with the South Vietnam Air Force. This AC-47 kit comes complete with crew, scaled miniguns and a set of authentic markings for a Thailand-based USAF machine. - Taken from the 11th edition catalogue (1974)

1985 edition catalogue, recorded as a Series 5 kit.

1985 edition catalogue, listed as Douglas AC47 Gunship from Douglas AC-47 Gunship.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as Douglas Dakota AC-47 Gunship from Douglas AC47 Gunship.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 4
First Issued: 1973

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 04016-7
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 04016-7
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 04016-7
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 04016-7
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 04016-7
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 04016-7
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 04016-7
1982 Edition Ref: 04016-7
1985 Edition Ref: 905020
1987 Edition Ref: 05020
1988 Edition Ref: 05020
1989 Edition Ref: 05020
1990 Edition Ref: 05020

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