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US Navy Gun Turrets x 2

15 January 2018

Staring down the business end of the Martin upper turret—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

The Martin upper turret which was installed on many U.S. Armed Forces bomber aircraft including the US Navy’s World War II Navy’s Navy PB4Y-1 Liberators and PB4Y-2 Privateers—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Bend a bit and step right in to the Martin electrically operated twin 0.50 Browning MG upper turret—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Erco ball turret which were employed as bow turrets on the World War II Navy’s PB4Y-1 Liberators and PB4Y-2 Privateers—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Erco ball turret peek over the starboard .50 Browning machine gun—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Erco ball turret gunner’s seat which wasn’t for the tall, the chubby, the claustrophobic or the faint of heart—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Both of the above displays are within the National Naval Aviation Museum.

 

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