VIETNAM 1965 – 1969 4th AIR COMMANDO SQUADRON THEATER PATCH AC-47 GUNSHIP “PUFF”

Up for auction is this 4th Air Commando Squadron patch from Vietnam. The patch measures about 4.4 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide. The patch appears to be theater made. The 4th Air Commando Squadron was active in Vietnam from 20 November 1965 to 30 November 1969. The squadron had a total of fifty-three C-47Ds converted for use as gunships during the Vietnam War. Although the AC-47D “Spooky”, commonly referred to as “Puff” (as in “Puff the Magic Dragon”), was an effective attack system, it was also vulnerable to enemy fire. Fifteen aircraft were lost between December 1965 and September 1969. The AC-47D was equipped with three 7.62mm SUU-11A Gatling Miniguns mounted in the fifth and sixth windows on the port side of the fuselage and in the aft passenger/cargo door area. Approximately 16,500 rounds of ammunition was carried on a typical mission. Note: The SUU-11As were later replaced by specially designed 7.62mm General Electric MXU-470/A Gatling Miniguns. I believe the photographs show the condition fairly well. Please contact me if you have any questions. U.S. buyers pay for 3 ounces First Class Mail. International buyers pay for 3 ounces First Class Mail International. Florida residents add 6% sales tax. I always offer you the best shipping value available by combining multiple auctions when possible. Thanks. Powered by eBay Turbo ListerThe free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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