Gunship Official Air Force Print



This is an amazing Air Force Print of a AC-47 over Vietnam. These prints were commissioned by the AIr Force to be displayed in Command Sections and other areas of prominence.

History of Subject: The AC-47 was a United States Air Force C-47 Skytrain (the military version of the DC-3) that had been modified by mounting three .30 in (7.62 mm) General Electric miniguns to fire through two rear window openings and the side cargo door, all on the left (pilot’s) side of the aircraft. Other armament configurations could also be found on similar C-47 based aircraft around the world. The guns were actuated by a control on the pilot’s yoke, where he could control the guns either individually or together, though gunners were also among the crew to assist with gun failures and similar issues. Its primary function was close air support for ground troops. It could orbit the target for hours providing suppressing fire. Coverage given by a Spooky was over an elliptical area approximately 52 yd (47.5 m) in diameter, placing a round every 2.4 yd (2.2 m) during a 3-second burst.

The Artist: SINAGRA–Attilio G, well known artist. Mr. Sinagra attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where he majored in illustration. He also studied under the eminent illustrator, Harvey Dunn. Mr. Sinagra continued his association with the Pratt Institute as a teacher of figure drawing and perspective from 1945 to 1975. For 30 years he was also a freelance illustrator in the New York area for various studios and advertising agencies. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators of New York

The Print is encased in a beautiful wood and glass frame.

Dated 1968