WW II Color Fighter GunCam Video

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Trip_Wire, Jun 25, 2006.

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

  2. Amazing stuff...seeing it in colour adds a new dimension. This stuff happened over 60 years ago but it looks like yesterday.
  3. 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]
  4. An excellent link Trip_Wire, well done.
  5. Wonderful aerial views of the four aircraft flying in formation............. thank you Trip_Wire. Anyone know what they are?

    Thanks for the pointer.
  6. Very Good, 8 by 50 cal. Brownings one would assume.
    A few Bf 109s bit the dust.
  7. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    As I recall the ones I noticed, were P-47s Nicked name the "Jug." They had four .50 caliber machineguns in each wing.
  8. An excellent site T-W thanks for the link. Also I am delighted to see that you are no longer an Oxygen Thief!!! :D
  9. Very kind of you Trip_Wire. Thank you.
  10. 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.

  11. 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