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Old 6th September 2014, 10:57
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Re: Soviet Boston lost over Strait of Kerch on 29.12.43?

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I don’t know about GVF Li-2’s armament, but a presence of MGs seems logical.
Nine years later...

Chance upon the armament of the Li-2 transport planes of 9.AP GVF (as at 1.
May.43 but probably in December it was the same):
1 Li-2: 1 BS (12.7mm MG), 3 ShKAS (7.62mm)
1 Li-2: 1 BS, 2 DA-1 (7.62mm)
1 Li-2: 1 BS, 2 ShKAS (7.62mm)

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Old 8th September 2014, 21:59
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Re: Soviet Boston lost over Strait of Kerch on 29.12.43?

Thanks a lot, Andrey!
So it seems that the Li-2 had a dorsal turret.

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Old 10th September 2014, 13:21
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Re: Soviet Boston lost over Strait of Kerch on 29.12.43?

Li-2 had got a drosal turret very early (1941/42), it was easy to install it on them.
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Old 11th September 2014, 09:31
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Re: Soviet Boston lost over Strait of Kerch on 29.12.43?

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Li-2 had got a drosal turret very early (1941/42), it was easy to install it on them.
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Yes, I knew that, that's why I asked the question 9 years ago. The question was, had the Li-2 hit by Lipfert the turret or not. Soviets modified some of their Bostons by installing their UTK-1 dorsal turret on them. A Li-2 with the dorsal turret is easier to misidentify as a Boston in the heat of combat than a Li-2 without it.

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Old 11th September 2014, 10:01
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Re: Soviet Boston lost over Strait of Kerch on 29.12.43?

I think that it was L-2 with turret (I think so), it was late period of war, and transport plane was armed (or had to be armed).

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I think that it was L-2 with turret (I think so), it was late period of war, and transport plane was armed (or had to be armed).

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Yes, I agree, so it seems to have been, at lest in May 43 all three Li-2 armament options had the BS, which indicates the dorsal turret + two mgs firing from side windows, the option with the third ShKAS probably means one nose gun as on the Li-2 bomber version.

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Old 14th September 2014, 06:28
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Old 14th September 2014, 10:25
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Re: Soviet Boston lost over Strait of Kerch on 29.12.43?

Webpage about Li-2.
http://www.airaces.ru/plane/li-2.html
Article in Russian but with photo of the Li-2 with drosal turret
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