Machine Gun in Cockpit

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Machine Gun in Cockpit

Postby georgica » 12 Feb 2017 14:00

Does anybody know the name of the Engineer that came with idea of installing machine gun that shooting trough propeller ?
This ingenuity of speed of propeller and bullet sequence is fascinating, isn'lt ? Please elaborate..

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Re: Machine Gun in Cockpit

Postby Jan-Hendrik » 12 Feb 2017 14:33

Fokker introduced it, basing on a patent of Franz Schneider.

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Re: Machine Gun in Cockpit

Postby georgica » 12 Feb 2017 18:54

Danke fur antwort, Jan.

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Re: Machine Gun in Cockpit

Postby von thoma » 12 Feb 2017 19:44

And what about Roland Garros ?
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Re: Machine Gun in Cockpit

Postby Jan-Hendrik » 13 Feb 2017 08:38

There was no synchronization, simply deflectors at the Morane-Saulniers. Fokker investigated that, but this was impossible to copy with the german standard ammunition.

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