B-24 Nose and Tail Turrets - Expended Cases and Links

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    Does anyone have any detailed drawings or pictures showing how the expended .50 cal shell cases and links were either collected or ejected from the B-24 nose and tail turrets? An Erection and Maintenance manual for the B-24 would probably have the details. Does anyone have this manual that they could post on this site? Thanks.
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    Found this diagram which shows the feeds but nothing about cartridge ejection.
    the tail turret shows what I would take to be an ejection port at the base. will check when I get home
     

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    If you look directly below each gun, you will see a rectangular opening. this is the exterior dump chute
     

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    Hi Mikewint,

    Thanks for the information. I am pretty sure the cases and links were collected under the B-24 nose turret, but ejected into the slipstream from the tail turret. In looking at pictures of the B-24 tail turret, it looks like the cases and links fell from the sides of the turret under the guns. I look forward to seeing any information you might be able to find.

    Thanks.

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