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Re: Mysterious automatic cannon

June 9 2008 at 5:11 AM
Jon 


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I think it's an outboard mount Hispano-Suiza of one variant or the other (Mk.II?) out of the wing of (probably) a Spitfire or a Tempest. Round thingee sticking up is the belt feed. The tube looking thing is the mounting sleeve/housing from the wing, still with the leading edge socket. They welded pivot points and a handhold onto the sleeve.

http://www.spitfiresite.com/reference/variants-technology/2008/04/hispano-cannon.htm



Shows the ammo...note the long projectile, minimal necking of the Hispano-Suiza 20mm x 110 round


 
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