Photos Aircraft Gun Camera Photos & Video


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Aug 11, 2013
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A still from camera gun film shows tracer ammunition from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I of No. 609 Squadron RAF, flown by Flight Lieutenant J H G McArthur, hitting a Heinkel He 111 on its starboard quarter. These aircraft were part of a large formation from KG 53 and KG 55 which attacked the Bristol Aeroplane Company's works at Filton, Bristol, just before midday on 25 September 1940. No. 609 Squadron were based at Middle Wallop, Hampshire.
This is photograph CH 1823 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 4700-16)

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The last moments of a U.S. Air Force recon C-130 Hercules in gun camera of the Soviet MiG-17. 2 September 1958.

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Gun camera sequence photos showing a North Vietnamese MiG-17 being hit and shot down by 20 mm shells from a U.S. Air Force F-105D Thunderchief during the Vietnam War 3 June 1967

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Ju88 being chased and hit by a fighter.
Photo: "Gun Camera - WWII", Douglas Keeney, Avion Park, LLC Publishing 1999
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The 16mm gun sight aim point (GSAP) camera would faithfully serve pilots of the United States Armed Forces throughout WWII and
into the post-war years. These were electronically activated camera systems, designed to generally be mounted internally in the
wings of fighter and ground attack aircraft to record details of a strike, to serve as confirmation for claims of enemy aircraft damaged
or destroyed, or to scrutinize for details on new enemy equipment. Internal interval control could be manipulated to change the rate
of exposures depending on time of day or weather conditions. A 35mm lens was most commonly found attached to the front of these

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