The first few months of using the AC-47 were quite successful; however, in early 1966 the rebels on the Ho Chi Minh Trail appeared with 37 mm anti-aircraft armament, which offered formidable defense against the gunships. In a short time six of these machines were lost, and in the following months the intensity of their use significantly decreased. They were transferred to the air forces of South Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, where they were used until the early 1970s, when, given the advanced age of the design, they were finally deleted from the inventories of those countries' air forces.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Vallejo paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- Molded in high quality plastic
- Clear parts
- Includes decals for one version:
- Douglas AC-47D Spooky, s/n 45-0927, USAF, 4th Special Operation Wing, air base Nha Trang, South Vietnam, September 1968
- Illustrated instructions and multiple painting guides
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Zinc Chromate Green