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Three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the left wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter, Aug 11, 1942

Caption   Three Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the left wing of an F4U-1 Corsair fighter, Aug 11, 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 11 Aug 1942
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 24 Nov 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Dec 2015 08:19:57 PM

KILLER ELITE: EAT LEAD The F4U Corsair was armed with 6 x .50 caliber machine guns, that gave the pilot (30) thirty seconds of fire from 2,400 rounds of ammo, or 400 rounds per gun fired in three and six second burst. During its wartime production, over (500) five hundred engineering changes were made to the F4U Corsair to correct faults. Did you know by the end of 1944 Chance-Vought was building 300 Corsairs a month, or one complete aircraft every 82 minutes! Corsair production ran from 1940 to 1953 with a total of 12,571 fighters.

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