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Spitfire Ammo

Discussion in 'The Spitfire' started by Jim, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    The eight deadly Browning machine-guns in the wings of the Vickers-Super-Marine Spitfire fighter are fed from belts holding 250 rounds each. This picture shows a team loading one of the guns.
     
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    ammo

    Nice photo Jim.

    These blokes loading the ammo were the unsung heroes of the war.

    With-out these lads the pilots could not have done the job in the air.
    They had to work very long hours-- sometimes all through the night-- to get the aircraft ready to fly

    It seems a shame they barely get a mention by the press or historians. But of course people are interested in the "flying" side of the war, and not in dull ground jobs.
     
  3. Cabel1960

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    These tpye of jobs at the time didn't make for good reading, they do today thou. :thumb:
     
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    The Cannon Armed Spits didn't really come in until the Mk V I believe. 4 Hispano 20 mm's ?
     
  5. Buford

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    Thats the sad thing about the war. Only the bad ones are remembered. The good guys, unless they die, fall by the wayside.:lame:
     
  6. Buford

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    Airborne, so very very true.
     
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    Yeah, I think that people tend to forget the people who loaded the guns and maintained the vehicles and aircraft. Its unfortunate, really.
     
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    The ground jobs wouldn't have made for very exciting reading, but it is sad that such important men were pretty much forgotten.
     

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