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Old 1st August 2022, 11:47
Laurent Rizzotti Laurent Rizzotti is offline
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Re: Did the remote mechanical controls on the B29's defensive armament work well?

From what I have heard, it worked well enough to be really dangerous for Japanese pilots. And IMHO the B-29 engine reliability problem was far more serious and costly in terms of lost lifes and aircraft. A B-29 with no more guns could always be covered by its formation and will likely not meet a Japanese aircraft, or may cancel the mission and return to base. A B-29 with engine problem will probably end in the drink.
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