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Old 27th May 2020, 10:50
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Re: Hits to down a bomber

Hi Don

Have seen footage of attacks on B-24's, which usually caught-fire in the outer reaches of the wings.

I think the B-17 was rather like the He111 in sturdiness . But the B-24 though with skinnier wings does look less vunerable in the nose area. Have seen several photos with B-24's having had their wings severed, or even the rear fuselage severed.

Should be easy enough to work-out which was easiest to bale-out from. I seem to remember Adolf Galland stating that the bomber he least liked the look off to attack was actually the B-26.

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P.S Regarding the five 30mm shells, I would think you would expend more than that just coughing.
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