Modelling-ABC by Wilfried Eck

 
 
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B-17 Bendix chin turret


 

B-17 Bendix chin turret:

To overcome inadequate defense against German front attacks the B-17G had got  a chin turret, operated by the bombardier. How this was done and technical details is to be  found in this excellet publication:

http://www.lonesentry.com/blog/bendix-chin-turret.html

Remark: In his memoirs bombardier 1th LT Fred Huston states in combat the turret tended to jam  due to weak electrics so he referred to the socket mounted mchine gun.