WW II Color Fighter GunCam Video

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Thats incredible. Never seen that before. Was it originally in colour or was it re vamped recently?

[geek mode]If you look carefully, you can see some of the rounds from each wing hit each other at the harmonisation point! [geek mode off]
 
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Wonderful aerial views of the four aircraft flying in formation............. thank you Trip_Wire. Anyone know what they are?

If you look carefully, you can see some of the rounds from each wing hit each other
Thanks for the pointer.
 
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Persian_kitten said:
Wonderful aerial views of the four aircraft flying in formation............. thank you Trip_Wire. Anyone know what they are?

If you look carefully, you can see some of the rounds from each wing hit each other
Thanks for the pointer.
As I recall the ones I noticed, were P-47s Nicked name the "Jug." They had four .50 caliber machineguns in each wing.
 
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An excellent site T-W thanks for the link. Also I am delighted to see that you are no longer an Oxygen Thief!!! :D
 
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Superb footage TW, many thanks.

The USAAF fighters are Republic P-47D (or possibly M) Thunderbolts. This was a real beast of a fighter which served as both a long range escort fighter for bombers and as a ground attack platform. As more P-51 Mustangs became available, it was primarily used in the latter role in both the European and Pacific theatres. The RAF also used P-47s in Burma where they replaced the Hurricane. The P-47 was not as manoeuverable as most of its contemporaries but it could climb and especially dive at incredible speeds (many P-47 pilots were lost due to losing control as the aircraft approached supersonic speeds).

The German aircraft in the air-air shots are mostly BF109Gs (or possibly Ks) and FW190s (at least one of which looks like it may be a late model 'long nose' FW190D). The aircraft being strafed on the ground are JU88s and JU52s.

Spotter mode deselected.

Regards,
MM
 
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That footage and a who lot more of "Strafing" is on an aptley named DVD "P-47" Jolly good fun watching "Der Hun" getting dead
 

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