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Old 12-26-2009, 01:59 PM
ismith ismith is offline
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"I have heard rumors that they were use in machine guns in bombers for practice against armored fighter planes. The planes being shot would not supposedly do any damage. If so they would have had to be loaded to somewhat normal specs to function the gun. Is any of that true?"

Frangible bullets would still damage even the heaviest armored aircraft ( that could fly). Also, most bombers used .50 caliber M2 machineguns. Sounds like a tall tale to me.

Last edited by ismith; 12-26-2009 at 02:08 PM.
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