Walkaround #1037

B-24A

These photos were taken by John Doerr

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1 2 Arrangement of the nose gun.  Note bungee cords to stabilize gun and aid in swinging the weapon in the slipstream

 

 

Arrangement of the nose gun.  Note bungee cords to stabilize gun and aid in swinging the weapon in the slipstream Sperry bombsight, compare with Norden in the B-17 walk around Waist position.  Note how mauch higher on the fuselage the hatches are as compared with later B-24s and wside windows for the tunnel (ventral gunner)

 

Waist position.  Note how mauch higher on the fuselage the hatches are as compared with later B-24s and wside windows for the tunnel (ventral gunner) Engines.  Note the different, round cowling when compared to later models and the offset oil cooler.  Offset is to the outboard side

 

13 14 Tunnel gun.  This is the same as early model B-24Ds.  Note cross braced mount for the .50 cal Tail position.  Note single gun sliding hatch doors

 

Tail position.  Note single gun sliding hatch doors 19

Photos and text by John Doerr