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PapaSmurf630
08-17-2004, 05:46 AM
Why do the P47's have the different length barrels on the wings?? Is there a reason for this or is it purely for looks??

PapaSmurf630
08-17-2004, 05:46 AM
Why do the P47's have the different length barrels on the wings?? Is there a reason for this or is it purely for looks??

WOLFMondo
08-17-2004, 06:08 AM
I think it was so the guns could be put in tight together so they had to be staggered in the wing to do this to allow adequate space for the ammo boxes and feeds.

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08-17-2004, 06:21 AM
ya, wiith wolf http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
i think they also had long barrels, and when u view the plane head on, the barrels should be level http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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VW-IceFire
08-17-2004, 07:15 AM
Its staggered so they all fit into that space on the wing. If you can find a shot of the innards of the wing you'll see how closely they are fit.

Its not for looks...thats for sure.

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Zayets
08-17-2004, 07:18 AM
...but they do look cool http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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LStarosta
08-17-2004, 09:07 AM
n0 f00l3, it wuz 4 lookz. it maid teh p47 seksi.

Sorry, couldn't quite resist the temptation. The P47 is, after all, my favorite American plane, and one of my favorite planes period. Like someone said, the MG's were just staggered.

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ANGST
08-17-2004, 09:33 AM
All the barrels are the same length they are staggered so the ammo belts would fit in.

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[This message was edited by ANGST on Tue August 17 2004 at 08:45 AM.]

Freycinet
08-17-2004, 03:28 PM
damn', that's a lot of hurt in that photo.... - nice one!

Speco
08-17-2004, 03:42 PM
My question is:

Why didnt they place them the other way around, so that the "shortest" barrel is the one nearest to the fusalage?

See it was for the looks... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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LuftLuver
08-17-2004, 04:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ANGST:
All the barrels are the same length they are staggered so the ammo belts would fit in.

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[This message was edited by ANGST on Tue August 17 2004 at 08:45 AM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice shot. This guy obviously selected "extra ammo." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

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Huckebein_UK
08-17-2004, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Speco:
My question is:

Why didnt they place them the other way around, so that the "shortest" barrel is the one nearest to the fusalage?

See it was for the looks... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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Because then the ammo belts either have to overlap the gun immediately outboard, or be carried in the inner wing - where the undercart is taking up all that space... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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08-17-2004, 05:58 PM
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