B-25 Mitchell bombers of the US 42nd Bomber Group practicing skip-bombing off New Caledonia, 13 Aug 1943

Caption     B-25 Mitchell bombers of the US 42nd Bomber Group practicing skip-bombing off New Caledonia, 13 Aug 1943 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 13 Aug 1943
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Apr 2011 10:17:41 AM

Aircraft have been field modified with four fixed forward-firing fifty-caliber M-2 machine guns.


Later model B-25s had a solid nose with eight forward-firing fifty-caliber machine guns with a total of 3200rounds, plus gun-packs w/2x50caliber machine guns on each side of the fuselage w/400rpg total of 1600rounds, forward turret w/2x50caliber machine guns w/400rpg and you have a deadly strafer with 14 forward-firing .50 caliber machine guns.


2x50caliber flexable mounts on each side of the waist w/400-600rpg. And don't forget the tail gun w/2x.50calibers w/600rpg to continue strafing the target as the Mitchell flies by. Add the dorsal turret gunner who turns his turret around to add to the tail gunner strafing the target. Did I forget the bombs and rockets.

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