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Xiolablu3
03-11-2007, 03:04 PM
I have read that the British Government still keeps its WW2 guncams locked away, does anyone think we could get access to them? I would find them very interesting.

We see masses of German and US guncams, but RAF guncams are very rare, yet thousands of RAF planes carried guncams.

If anyone knows more than me - Have these guncams been destroyed? Or are they locked away in vaults still?

Xiolablu3
03-11-2007, 03:04 PM
I have read that the British Government still keeps its WW2 guncams locked away, does anyone think we could get access to them? I would find them very interesting.

We see masses of German and US guncams, but RAF guncams are very rare, yet thousands of RAF planes carried guncams.

If anyone knows more than me - Have these guncams been destroyed? Or are they locked away in vaults still?

Klemm.co
03-11-2007, 04:01 PM
Maybe the British Gvmt. 'lost' the footage, just like NASA 'lost' the footage of the moonflights. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

stalkervision
03-11-2007, 04:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
I have read that the British Government still keeps its WW2 guncams locked away, does anyone think we could get access to them? I would find them very interesting.

We see masses of German and US guncams, but RAF guncams are very rare, yet thousands of RAF planes carried guncams.

If anyone knows more than me - Have these guncams been destroyed? Or are they locked away in vaults still? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Probably it's because they don't want anyone to know how many times 109's actually out turned their vaunted spitfire! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ploughman
03-11-2007, 04:29 PM
Sgin here if you agree with Stalkervision.

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/ww2-pix/jodl-signs.jpg


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leitmotiv
03-11-2007, 04:29 PM
RAF gun camera footage has been available for decades---some of it was used as action filler in WWII movies. Here is an example of commercially available RAF gun cam footage from the Battle of Britain:

http://rareaviation.com/store/cart.php?target=product&p...ct_id=14873&pageID=0 (http://rareaviation.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=14873&pageID=0)

Unfortunately, this DVD is garbage, and I would not recommend it (image quality atrocious---not worth a tenth of its price).