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Old 29 June 2004, 07:58 AM   #1
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I was wondering how WW1 pilots kept there machine guns from over heating?
 
Old 29 June 2004, 09:03 AM   #2
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They simply used the airstream of the flying aircraft. In my poinion overheating of these machineguns hardly ever occured, because the pilots and gunners mostly fired short bursts to avoid gun jams that occured more often during long bursts.

Please have in mind that the belt fed Spandau had about 500 rounds and the ammunition drums used by the observers mostly had less than 100 rounds.
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Here is another example ...
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Here is another question for you, did pilots ever try to droping mustard gas on the enemy?
 
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And this question relates to MG cooling HOW ?????
 
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Hi SopwithCamel!

That´s right! It would be more useful to ask a new question in a new thread, because the chance is much bigger to get answers by this way.

Just try again ...
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