.50-Caliber Bullets in a P-47

Title

.50-Caliber Bullets in a P-47

Subject

The wing of a P-47 loaded with .50-caliber bullets.

Description

The P-47 had 4 .50-caliber machine guns on each wing. Each gun could fire at a rate of around 500 rounds per minute, meaning a lot of firepower was needed in each wing. These guns were in addition to the bombs that could be attached under each wing.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

P47_ammunition_crate.JPG

Citation

“.50-Caliber Bullets in a P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/89.