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Re: Saw this Quad .50cal in a clip from one of those History Channel shows
Reminds me of this interesting twin 20mm mount on a Transport heading for Guadalcanal in August of 42. Almost seems like they removed a 40mm single and subbed the twin 20's in its's stead.
The .50 cal mount you posted looks a lot like the mount that was on the P-61 as previously mentioned. Possibly was stripped out of a wrecked bird and some enterprising skipper figured it wouldn't hurt to reallocate military assets.
It looks like a field-mount design aboard a USN vessel -possibly aboard a transport. I think that they used aircraft-mounted.50s.
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