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    7th August 2022, 13:45
    robin bird replied to a thread Fast fire! in General Category
    Guns tested, i.e. 4 303 on pp109, were already fitted before testing. The war against Japan was still going on but I think the pilot was also...
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    7th August 2022, 09:44
    robin bird replied to a thread Fast fire! in General Category
    Guns tested, i.e. 4 303 on pp109, were already fitted before testing. The war against Japan was still going on but I think the pilot was also...
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    4th August 2022, 18:51
    robin bird replied to a thread Fast fire! in General Category
    RAF Helensburgh/MAEE also tested a Hispano gun fitted in the front turret mounted to the floor in Sunderland K4774. Continued bursts of up to 25...
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    4th August 2022, 12:08
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    All barrels glowed red and firing stopped as a result. Trial conducted in flight. Damage found on landing was burn mark to fuselage under turret....
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    4th August 2022, 09:35
    robin bird started a thread Fast fire! in General Category
    RAF Helensburgh during tests of a turret battery of four 0.303 guns on a Mk V Sunderland fired off 21,785 rounds without stoppage. What would you...
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