A Nose Turret for the F9F Panther?

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Weird!!


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    I don't think it was as flexible as that Emerson design, but there was something similar originally planned for the Curtiss F-87. Designed by Martin for Curtiss it is seen here in mock-up form, but at 4,769 lbs it was eventually omitted from the prototype...

    rotating nose.jpg
     
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    I wonder how the ammo feed system would have worked in either had they gone operational.


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    Interesting idea, clearly overtaken by developments in missile technology.
     
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    It leaves me to wonder how those would have effected performance at speed.

    I can imagine it would have caused buffeting and all sorts of shenanigans.
     
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    image.jpeg
    F-89 with rotating nose gun turret - but never incorporated...
     
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    image.jpeg MiG-17 SN with 23 mm cannon in articulated nose turret.
     
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    Sharkit makes a 1/72 scale conversion for the Grumman F9F Panther

    Emerson turret
    1/72 scale - 15 eur

    SHARKIT F9F Emerson turret
     
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