Photos of a diagram from 1967, showing a proposed variant of the C-119, a “gunboat.” While heavily armed C-119 gunships were built and flew missions in Viet Nam, this gunboat differed in being rather more heavily armed than normal. Three 20mm M61A1 Gatling guns and three 7.62mm MXU-470/A Gatling guns projected from the port side, and one of each projected from the starboard. The reason for that is murky, to say the least… beacuse if the plane was banked so that the port guns could lay fire on a ground target, the starboard guns would be pointed up into the sky.
The plane was also heavily armored and equipped with flares.
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