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Thursday, June 02, 2016
WW1 - Open Cockpit Complexity
Our RAF pilot fires a flare gun. Note the Lewis gun above his head. It took time to place guns that could fire without blowing off propellers. This was later in the war (summer 1918), but these men were flying in open cockpits and with a complex set of duties. One of the most important was surveillance. They had to take photos of enemy trenches, troop placements and artillery sets.