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Pacific War in Color, pt 3 - Curtiss SBC Helldiver 1939 a.jpg (1/1)



 
 
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Old March 30th 17, 01:12 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Anyone know what the 'doo-hickey' on top of the wing is?





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Anyone know what the 'doo-hickey' on top of the wing is?





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its a Fairchild Aerial US Navy BuOrd Machine Gun Camera Mark VI







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In article , john Szalay
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Miloch wrote in
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In article , Mitchell
Holman says...




Anyone know what the 'doo-hickey' on top of the wing is?





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its a Fairchild Aerial US Navy BuOrd Machine Gun Camera Mark VI


Thanks!...wasn't aware they went back that far.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_camera

"Gun cameras are cameras used primarily in aircraft to help measure tactical
effectiveness. These cameras are triggered by the firing of a weapon, hence the
name.

"The use of gun cameras first became common for gunnery training in the 1920s
though examples were used during World War I by the British Royal Flying Corps.
A special version of the standard Lewis Machine Gun was manufactured as a Camera
Gun. During World War II, gun cameras were commonly used on operational aircraft
to record kills of enemy aircraft. Some of this footage survives to this day and
is often the source for stock footage in World War II movies, TV shows or video
games.




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Old March 31st 17, 01:20 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
john szalay
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Miloch wrote in
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In article , john
Szalay says...

Miloch wrote in
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In article , Mitchell
Holman says...




Anyone know what the 'doo-hickey' on top of the wing is?





*


its a Fairchild Aerial US Navy BuOrd Machine Gun Camera Mark VI


Thanks!...wasn't aware they went back that far.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_camera

"Gun cameras are cameras used primarily in aircraft to help measure
tactical effectiveness. These cameras are triggered by the firing of a
weapon, hence the name.

"The use of gun cameras first became common for gunnery training in
the 1920s though examples were used during World War I by the British
Royal Flying Corps. A special version of the standard Lewis Machine
Gun was manufactured as a Camera Gun. During World War II, gun cameras
were commonly used on operational aircraft to record kills of enemy
aircraft. Some of this footage survives to this day and is often the
source for stock footage in World War II movies, TV shows or video
games.




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OOPS:
US Army Air Forces(and Navy) Gun Camera Type H-1
manufactured by the Fairchild Aerial Camera Corporation.

 




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