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Gunners Information File USAF Manual No 20, for B-29 Superfortress

US Air Force

Gunners Information File USAF Manual No 20, for B-29 Superfortress

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This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at Curator@AeroAntique.com.

This post WWII-era bound edition  of the US Army Air Force's Gunners Information File consists of several separate WWII-era manual publications combined into one hardback volume.

The first section of ~100 pages describes the operation and maintenance of the .50 Caliber Browning M2 Aircraft Machine Gun. The 80+ page second section describes sighting and sights. The 30-page third section deals with aircraft recognition. The fourth section discusses gunnery in the B-29, specifically the use of the Remote Control Turret System and its Harmonization. The fifth section, Tactical Use of B-29 Equipment, appears to be section III from another manual, and illustrates formation flying and engaging enemy aircraft.

In addition, there is a 17-page yellow-bound SAC Technical Pamphlet No. 50-1 B-29 Gunnery Strategic Air Command dated Jan 1948, which discusses in detail the operation of the remote gunnery system.


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