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stugumby
10-13-2008, 10:38 PM
Found this pic on the net the other day, a single .50 so im thinking b-17 radio room but the wall looks vertical instead of rounded...


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/gunner.jpg

K_Freddie
10-14-2008, 02:06 AM
My first impression was a B17 side-nose position, but the area looks to spacious.Then it might be a B25 side gun, as the gun mounting looks fairly high on the airframe

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Schwarz.13
10-14-2008, 03:23 AM
My guess would be a B-24 as they have rather tall vertical sides (on the outside anyway) but i'm no expert http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

K_Freddie
10-14-2008, 05:48 AM
Forgot about the B24, I think you might be right here.
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WTE_Ibis
10-14-2008, 05:51 AM
It may not be in an aircraft at all but some type of training vehicle or hut. There is a heap of ammo right to his right that would be in his way if he has to swing around and what are those things behind him, they look like mittens. He maybe even sitting down.
And why would he have a loose map there it would be blown all over the place with the wind coming in.

Looks like a posed shot maybe for the media.

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ImMoreBetter
10-14-2008, 06:38 AM
Perhaps, a navigator of an early B-24?

In a B-17, there should be a window right in front of his face, but the rest of the interior looks like a B-17.

Aaron_GT
10-14-2008, 12:47 PM
I don't think you'd just plonk an ammo box down on a table in a plane.

Aaron_GT
10-14-2008, 12:51 PM
but the rest of the interior looks like a B-17.

No, far too big to be a B-24 or B-17 I'd say. When I first saw it I thought it must have been a Sunderland waist position but with a 50 cal until I saw 'Army Air Corps'. The B-17 & 24 are not as tall inside as the picture.

mortoma
10-14-2008, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
I don't think you'd just plonk an ammo box down on a table in a plane. Exactly, ammo boxes are put in secure place where they don't move all over the place during manuevers. Even a mild turn would put that ammo box on the floor or on his feet. I vote it's not a pic of an aircraft interior in the first place.

Daiichidoku
10-14-2008, 01:16 PM
B19?

B23 Dragon?

Pigeon_
10-14-2008, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
I don't think you'd just plonk an ammo box down on a table in a plane. Exactly, ammo boxes are put in secure place where they don't move all over the place during manuevers. Even a mild turn would put that ammo box on the floor or on his feet. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not if you fly properly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOZEgKXJMCE&feature=related) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Aaron_GT
10-14-2008, 01:27 PM
Looking at the walls and so on if it was a plane it would have to be 8 ft from floor to ceiling (even given the man is sitting down) That rules out B-17 and B-24.

Aaron_GT
10-14-2008, 01:31 PM
I suppose it might be a static test of a potential position in one of the prototype super bombers, but even then it looks too tall a space.

jarink
10-14-2008, 02:55 PM
My first thought was the Navigator's cheek gun on a B-17G (too far to the front for a B-17F). The gun is in the right position, the table is there, the tunnel, etc. The only problem I see is that the cabin seems a bit too large, but that could just be a trick of the camera. (The crewman also seems a bit smallish compared to the M2 gun as well - maybe that's why it doesn't look cramped in there!) It does seem to be a staged picture as well.

I have a decent picture at home that would be a good comparison; I'll check later.

Phoenix-21
11-12-2008, 09:09 PM
This is a very interesting photo. If you look above the weapon in the upper right of the photo is BC-366 jack box, and a SCR-269 compass control head. Above the charging handle of the weapon is the compass indicator. These are located above the navigators table in an early B-24. This appears to be a short nose liberator and some points that support this are above his head the light colored lateral line is the floor of the pilot compartment. The ammo on the floor has a cushion on it to use as a chair.

Between the map and the bottom of the photo is the knee of the photographer who is probably sitting in the bombardier's seat. The pouches are possibly used to retain the bomb safeing pins.

The map appears to be a European relief map, and another oddity is the headset is american but the helmet and oxygen mask is British. The gun mount is not standard but possibly a field mod and is using the small navigators left window.

Were there any other photos with this one. I believe this photo was staged in a service bomber.

M_Gunz
11-12-2008, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
It may not be in an aircraft at all but some type of training vehicle or hut. There is a heap of ammo right to his right that would be in his way if he has to swing around and what are those things behind him, they look like mittens. He maybe even sitting down.
And why would he have a loose map there it would be blown all over the place with the wind coming in.

Looks like a posed shot maybe for the media.

cheers.


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I'm pretty sure that same picture has been posted here earlier this year and captioned as
some kind of training setup. The only thing is why would the other things shown be there?