Military Photo: Ventura Target Practice

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Posted: 10/01/2015

Lockheed "Ventura" Bomber, Student in training plane "attacks" bomber with movie camera gun. He must "shoot" him down. Simulating a fighter attack. Latest wrinkle in aerial gunnery training at Tyndall Field is practice firing at actual planes with the movie camera gun. Here a training plane "attacks" a Lockheed "Ventura" bomber. The student in the top turret must "shoot" him down with a camera gun mounted in the turret. When crosshairs on the film intersect on the plane, a hit is scored. This is good practice for tracking a swiftly moving target but it does not require the gunner to "lead" his target. US Air Force Photo



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