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German crew sighting the 20mm cannon on a Bf 109F fighter of JG 54 'Grünherz' fighter wing, near Leningrad, Russia, Aug 1941, photo 1 of 2

Caption   German crew sighting the 20mm cannon on a Bf 109F fighter of JG 54 'Grünherz' fighter wing, near Leningrad, Russia, Aug 1941, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-390-1220-19
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 20 Jul 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Aug 2010 01:06:41 PM

Ordnance specialist boresighting same Bf 109 photo taken to show ground crew, aircraft and specialist.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 May 2012 02:21:02 PM

Messerschmitt Bf 109 of JG54 Leningrad/North Russia, August 1941 looks like the fighter is being bore sighted. Propeller-driven aircraft needed weapons to be collaborated due to engine vibrations. Bore-sighting: armorer looks down the barrel of each weapon to a target, using a special tool and makes adjustments so all rounds hit the target, at the same time, in a concentrated cone of fire.

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