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WW2 Plane with most Firepower?

Discussion in 'Aircraft' started by Pride_of_Lenin, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Jim Campbell

    Jim Campbell New Member

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    There were some B-25's fitted with a 75 mm cannon.
     
  2. the_diego

    the_diego Member

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    Isn't it strange that a twin engined medium bomber can fit at most 12 forward-firing guns (belly and dorsal swivels not counted), whereas single-engined fighters can carry 8 .50 cal, or 12 .30 cal in the first place?
     
  3. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    It's more about weight.... while they had only a few more guns they had a lot more ammunition for those guns. Compare the A-20 Havoc, B-25 Mitchell and A-26 Invader.
    The A-26 was probably the hottest Medium/ light bomber Attack aircraft to come out of the war. Big difference between the R-2600 and the R-2800 engines.
     
  4. lwd

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    A bit of a logical flaw there. Just because they fitted 12 forward firing guns doesn't mean they couldn't have fit more. For instance there ere some test of P-38's with one or possibly 2 gun pods carrying 6 M2's I believe. Those could also have been fitted in some numbers to medium or heavy bombers if there was a perceived need.
     
  5. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Meanwhile, in the Soviet Union...

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