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Puff The Magic Dragon

This is a time delay photograph of an AC-47 gunship unloading it's 3 mini-guns on a night-time battle field around Saigon during Vietnam. Those red lines are tracer rounds. There are five bullets between each tracer. The soldiers called this gunship "Puff The Magic Dragon." You can probably see why.

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submitted February 6th 2007

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Puff The Magic Dragon
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No Shit..By the looks of it..
11 years ago
whats happing in this pic, are those fireworks???
11 years ago
Look above the picture (and the ads)
11 years ago
ads? what ads? you still use internet explorer?
11 years ago
Why do you ask these questions!!!
11 years ago
Me likey FireFox too :P
11 years ago
I guess Playa4 can't read.
11 years ago
ohh thats from a gun lol i didnt see the writing there, and ya internet explore sucks ass. how can I type if I cant read???
11 years ago
by method of elimination, and how the actual words sound.
11 years ago
I think he meant you don't read dumb ass!
11 years ago
I'll give you a 'method of elimination': Shitting on a chair, and when someone sits in it you point and yell 'Hey look everyone, that fucker shat himself!'
11 years ago
^lmao, and he said "cant" read he didnt say "dont" read, you fuck faced zipper boy.
11 years ago
Shouldn't you be doing your paper route now?
11 years ago
ohh yea, thanks for reminding me creepy old guy who know's my daily schedule.
11 years ago
At least I wasn't playa hating
11 years ago
That is one sweet platform to have over your head when the shit is flying on the ground. I haven't seen the "new" ones (C-130's) in action myself but spoke with some guys who have. These fuckers carry a 105mm, two 40mm and 1 or 2 20mm mini guns- radar and IR targetting-give some SERIOUS cases of lead poisoning if you are on the wrong side.
11 years ago
yeah, this thing is a pure fucking wreaker.if clinton would have let the army have one in somalia there woundnt had a black hawk down as bad as it was.
11 years ago
then there would be no Black Hawk Down movie.
11 years ago
no, the black hawk would have been shot down, but the skinnies would have been blasted to bits or held back
11 years ago
I am sure there would be no friendly fire related deaths.
11 years ago
the specter gunship would of circled around the crash site creating a ring of protection around them,plus they have some of the best targeting equipment
11 years ago
Ja, then Schwarzenegger would come in with his harrier and snipe at them one by one while hovering.
11 years ago
tell that to the A-10 casualties. Haaaa.
11 years ago
or the apache ones.
11 years ago
Get in the CHOPPAAAAAA! I love how he kills the Predator in the movie, or in Commando when he picks up the public phone booth and just throws it. Arnold is the shit.
11 years ago
not the same, a-10s swoop in and apaches are much closer to the action
11 years ago
What if they actually called this plane "Puff Magic the Dragon" just because they were baked as fuck.
11 years ago
Apaches aren't always that close to the action. They're just relatively slow.
11 years ago
and they also love sand.
11 years ago
actually the "Puff the Magic Dragon" moniker is describing the gun, not the whole aircraft. the plane was called Spooky.
11 years ago
Spooky was it's technical nickname. The troops called the ship Puff The Magic Dragon because of the above spectacle. The guns were 7.62 mm (0.30 in) General Electric GAU-2/M134 miniguns.

Here's the wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC-47
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