Identification of aircraft

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Re: Identification of aircraft

Post by Stanford9 » 02 Dec 2015 22:13

Sorry, Markus not Marcus, how rude...
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Re: Identification of aircraft

Post by Stanford9 » 11 Dec 2015 14:54

A photograph in my collection of Tant Ju in armed formation. I wondered what you thought of the bucket looking device suspended between her undercarriage struts? Could it be a bomb of sorts?
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Re: Identification of aircraft

Post by ROLAND1369 » 11 Dec 2015 16:00

On the bomber version, this was a retractible "dustbin" type belly turret for a gunner manning a single 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun.

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Re: Identification of aircraft

Post by Stanford9 » 11 Dec 2015 16:22

You are an ace Roland, thank you! That dustbin belly turret doesn't look like much fun to me! A sitting canned duck as far as I can see.
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