View Full Version : British .50 cal guns?

01-04-2013, 06:12 AM
Just a bit curious as the wing of a hurricane is quite thick and a .50 would have fit nicely. Did the brits ever tinker with either us or brit vickers guns in the hurricane series??

01-04-2013, 06:19 PM
"Belgium built aircraft were equipped with four 12.7 mm (0.50 in) FN-Browning machine guns (http://www.fighter-planes.com/info/hurricane.htm)."

(Not a specialist on the subject, I just googled around a bit)

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01-05-2013, 02:10 AM
Why use .50 cals when you can use 20mm cannons like in the II.c...:cool:


Or 40mm's like in the IID...


Also the "field mod" USSR version of the Hurricane in Il-2 has .50 cals, I can't remember what the full armament is though.

03-26-2013, 12:07 AM
The Russian field mod had several variations. One of the types had two UB fifties and two 20mm ShVak cannon. Another had 4 ShVak cannon. There was also a limited field test of 4 UB fifties as well.

03-29-2013, 07:00 PM
Yeah, but they only gave them about six seconds of ammo...