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    Why are there four mg's on one wing and 2 on the other?

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    Why are there four mg's on one wing and 2 on the other?

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    I believe it was to make room for the landing lights.
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    Have a look here
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    Either way, it's pretty much the best armament on any plane before 30mm cannons came into use
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ROXunreal:
    Either way, it's pretty much the best armament on any plane before 30mm cannons came into use </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    There was actually a proposed 6 x 20mm nose cannon mark III which was cancelled due to the cost of converting the production facilities.

    Also remember the Aussie manufactured Beau's replaced the 0.303s in the wings with 4 x 0.50 cal bmg.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
    Why are there four mg's on one wing and 2 on the other?

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    Because the engine torque yaws the plane to the left, you can use the extra guns on the right side to trim her out.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Treetop64:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
    Why are there four mg's on one wing and 2 on the other?

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    Because the engine torque yaws the plane to the left, you can use the extra guns on the right side to trim her out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Funny.

    Observe:

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    I observe american markings and disapprove

    And yeah, torque actually pushes the plane to the side with more guns.

    Maybe they designed the plane, including landing light, before they actually decided where they'll put the MG's?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ROXunreal:
    I observe american markings and disapprove

    And yeah, torque actually pushes the plane to the side with more guns.

    Maybe they designed the plane, including landing light, before they actually decided where they'll put the MG's? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Torque doesn't yaw, it rolls. Propwash yaws if the rudder is directly in the propeller airstream. On twins that have a single vertical stabiliser and both props rotating in the same direction, propwash is more likely to cause roll due to disturbed airflow on the horizontal stabiliser than cause yaw.
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