.50-Caliber Machine Guns on a P-47

Title

.50-Caliber Machine Guns on a P-47

Subject

The 8 machine guns of a P-47

Description

The 8 .50-caliber machine guns on a P-47 could fire at a rate of up to 500 rounds per minutes. Even without the use of bombs, this made the P-47 a very deadly weapon in the hands of a capable pilot.

Creator

Republic Aviation Corporation

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

P47_50_cal_guns_left_wing.JPG
P47_50_cal_guns_right_wing.JPG

Citation

Republic Aviation Corporation, “.50-Caliber Machine Guns on a P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed July 11, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/88.