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Old August 23rd 04, 04:58 PM
Keith Willshaw
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"ArtKramr" wrote in message
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Subject: Gun, machine gun and/or cannon?



Y'think maybe the guys doing the surveys of battle damage were aware of

that?

I'm sure they were. It was after all the reason the germans
uprated the cannon fit.

I'll bet they might have been. If you know it, I guess they may have known

it
as well. Y'think so?


Sure. Doesnt alter the fact that a 30mm cannon can blow a hole
the size of your fist in a B-17 and its not going to take
too many of those before its in deep ****.

Based on the damage done to downed B-17's the Luftwaffe estimated
that it took an average of 20 hits from the 20mm cannon to destroy a
B-17 but as few as 3 hits from the 30mm.

see

http://www.afa.org/magazine/1993/0993Against.asp

Keith




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