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Re: Aircraft turrets and flexible mounts ...
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2014, 01:02:04 PM »
I have long liked the appearance of these style:




It might be interesting to try to model a B-17 with these.
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Re: Aircraft turrets and flexible mounts ...
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2014, 01:09:11 PM »
Of course, the original XB-17 did have something akin to that above (if only in external general appearance):


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Re: Aircraft turrets and flexible mounts ...
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2014, 01:26:32 PM »
Something else you might find interesting:




The operating levers (aka Tabo arms) tracked along the top of the Cam Ring. As the arm rose a gun interrupter mechanism engaged and prevented the guns from firing. Which in turn stopped the gunner from shooting off the tail, Rudder or into the fuselage.
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Re: Aircraft turrets and flexible mounts ...
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2014, 03:50:48 PM »
I would be interested to see how well that book compares to these ones which I have:





The Holy Book of Armaments !!

Chapter One, verses nine through twenty-seven ?

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Re: Aircraft turrets and flexible mounts ...
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2014, 05:39:18 PM »
Indeed...

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Re: Aircraft turrets and flexible mounts ...
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2014, 06:13:34 PM »
Always seemed to me that the Germans never quite got the hang of aircraft turrets.  They usually added them as an afterthought, rather than designing the airframe and the turret at the same time, with the result their turrets were tiny, cramped and overly complex.  Seems to me that only the British and the Americans got the concept right.