Lotsa guns!

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by armoredman, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hot zone
    12 of them, to wit, 50 BMG caliber.


    I am told by the personnel tasked to this restored beauty that the guns are LIVE and LOADED. Signs are in place referring to US Air Force ownership, which would allow this setup, for the courtesy of the 309th Bomb Group, which, BTW, is meeting tonight under the wings of this plane. She is fully restored, and with minimal work could fly again. The guns electrical firing circuits are disabled for safety, and the guns are not "hot". Interesting, can you imagine if we had to get her in the air, what kind of calamity it would have to be? On the other hand, use for border missions on cartel hideouts and such...
    BTW, the gentleman in the wheelchair is a former B-17 navigator, and the gent in the red hat is a B-17 co pilot who flew in the very plane behind him after the war.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  2. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Those men had balls of steel......true heroes.

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