Ordnancemen loading belted cartridges into SBD-3 at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Sep 1942

Caption   Ordnancemen loading belted cartridges into SBD-3 at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Sep 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-472528
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Jun 2012 10:51:23 AM

SBD-3 GUNNER WAS ARMED W/TWIN-MOUNTED .30 CALIBER (7.62MM) MACHINE GUNS W/RATE OF FIRE OF 2400 ROUNDS PER MINUTE. LOOKS LIKE THOSE ORDNANCEMEN ARE HOLDING ABOUT 300 ROUNDS, ANYWAY, THAT'S MY GUESS. YOU WOULD'T BELIEVE THOSE (30.06) 7.62MM BELTS ARE HEAVY, THEY ARE A 250 A ROUND BELT IS ALMOST 14 LBS, AND A 1000 ROUND BELT IS 54 LBS. THE WEAPONS HAD OPPOSING FEED SYSTEMS LOADED FROM LEFT AND RIGHT, FED BY A CLOTH BELT, LATER REPLACED WITH A DISINTEGRATING METAL LINK. THE DOUGLAS SBD-3 ENTERED PRODCTION MARCH 1941.

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