Monday, March 7, 2011

Aviation X-Ray - P-47 Thunderbolt Gun Mount

With four Browning .50-caliber machine guns in each wing, the P-47 Thunderbolt had immesne punching power: thirteen pounds of lead per second! The guns were staggered to allow efficient feeding from the ammunition trays located in the outboard wing. Illustration courtesy of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, from P-47 Thunderbolt at War by Cory Graff.

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