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Old 24 Sep 11, 00:35
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Nose gunner

Here is a photo from http://militaryhistoryofthe20thcentury.blogspot.com/that needs an answer. The blogger wants to know which type of plane this is just from a photo taken from the nose gunner's position. I think some one would have to be an airplane expert. I have no idea.

Good luck trying to figure this one out.

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Definitely a Nordon Bombsight there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norden_bombsight
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Photo ID B-25

Thanks to both of you. I feel kind of foolish for never checking that site to ID the photo. I must have had a brain cramp. Sorry excuse but it is the truth.
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No worries mate. It was fun finding it...
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Here is a photo from http://militaryhistoryofthe20thcentury.blogspot.com/that needs an answer. The blogger wants to know which type of plane this is just from a photo taken from the nose gunner's position. I think some one would have to be an airplane expert. I have no idea.

Good luck trying to figure this one out.
B-17, based on the Norden bombsight.
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Bombarider's view out front of a B-25 on low-level mission of Basic Multi-Engine School at Vance AFB, Enid OK in the summer of 1953.

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Here is a photo from http://militaryhistoryofthe20thcentury.blogspot.com/that needs an answer. The blogger wants to know which type of plane this is just from a photo taken from the nose gunner's position. I think some one would have to be an airplane expert. I have no idea.

Good luck trying to figure this one out.
B-25, obviously.


EDIT: crap, didn't notice the above posts - clicked this thread hours ago.
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