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falcon012
09-24-2017, 10:12 PM
Gunships were used during the Vietnam War to support ground troops and disrupt supply lines. The AC-119K Stinger was developed as part of Project Gunship III. Outfitted with heavy armament and classified sensing equipment, the Stinger was used extensively to destroy trucks bringing supplies to North Vietnam via the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Laos. Its two M61AI 20mm multi-barrel Gattling cannons provided devastating firepower for truck busting. To provide extra power to haul the heavy armament, the airplane was fitted with two J85 jet engines in addition to the standard radials. This print depicts the Stinger in a daylight mission over Laos circa 1970.

NeilF92
09-25-2017, 07:02 AM
Interesting piece Mark - I hadn't heard of Packets being modified for this role . Great work as ever .

gollum
09-25-2017, 07:19 AM
Great painting :cool:

One of those was based at BAC Filton and was used to ferry parts of Concorde to & from France

It engines sounded like the Grumman Martlets, my mother christened it the Flying Clatter Bang :)

vegaskip
09-25-2017, 07:33 AM
Nice picture, good to see less famous types to the fore.
Jim

Gray539
09-25-2017, 05:15 PM
Excellent work, Mark.

falcon012
09-26-2017, 08:37 PM
Thanks guys.

Trumper
09-29-2017, 02:33 PM
Another great piece of work bringing a little known aircraft to life

NeilF92
09-30-2017, 11:20 AM
Slight correction to my post above . The basic Fairchild C119 was known as the Boxcar and derived from the C82 Fairchild Packet .

gollum
09-30-2017, 01:45 PM
Wasn't the fairchild packet the one in Flight of the Phoenix ?

falcon012
10-05-2017, 01:00 PM
Yes C-82 Packet in the original movie; C-119 Flying Boxcar in the remake.

KarenESP
10-30-2017, 06:20 AM
Your work is incredible, loved your website