Interesting Photograph of a WWI Austro-Hungarian Tail Gunner

Austro-Hungarian Tail Gunner Armed With Ten Mauser C96 Handguns, WWI.

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Thats a very interesting photo! Definitely opens some interesting build ideas… :joy:

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:laughing:

With a range of 100 m. to 200 m. you had to have steel nerves not to fire too early. Specially since the Fiat-Revelli 1914, used by the Italians, had a range of 1000 m. ! Reloading (after 10 salvos) also seems a hassle…

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The original Maverick and Goose, “I’m going hit the brakes and he’ll fly right by” so you can get a shot. :joy:

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Who has a 3D printer that’s going to tackle this one? :grin: Seriously, what are the wires/strings running from the gun(s)? Looks like it may be attached to the ring brace?

Cheers,
C.

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I wonder if it could be for gunnery training?

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It"s no wonder they lost. Regards, Pete in RI

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Welcome Pete. :slight_smile:

Thanks Harv, just discovering this site

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