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DH.2 F.E.8 Lewis gun mount
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:31:45 AM »
Woodman's excellent Early Aircraft Armament book* has reproduction of a document from 1916 listing the guns and mounts for different aeroplanes. On page 248, the De H.2 No.4, Mark II. has a note: 'As in F.E.8'

I haven't been able to find a picture of the early DH.2 'wobbly mount'. Has anyone got a picture of the early mount on an F.E.8?

It may be: 'Rising pillar balanced by rubber and locking knob, no arm. With clamping handles for elevation and traverse'

Can anyone help with this?

Richard

*https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Aircraft-Armament-Harry-Woodman/dp/0853689903 - highly recommended!

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Re: DH.2 F.E.8 Lewis gun mount
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 06:53:37 AM »
OK, I was looking with my eyes closed

The mount is on page 52/53 - On a DH.2 and a F.E.8

Apologies

Richard

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Re: DH.2 F.E.8 Lewis gun mount
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 10:12:22 AM »
Happens to the best of us  8)



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Re: DH.2 F.E.8 Lewis gun mount
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 05:59:44 PM »
Happens to the best of us  8)



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It's worse than that - the 'wobbly' mount is on page 50...

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Re: DH.2 F.E.8 Lewis gun mount
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 07:21:31 PM »
Happens to the best of us  8)



Terri

It's worse than that - the 'wobbly' mount is on page 50...

Oh dear!  ;D

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Re: DH.2 F.E.8 Lewis gun mount
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 03:49:32 AM »
And finally....

The aeroplane I want to model probably has the later mount, which is in the Datafile

Research, huh - who needs it!

Richard