B-24 Nose Turret - Expended Cases and Links

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  1. ronl

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    In addition to being able to empty the expended .50 cal cases and links externally through two small doors on either side and below the nose turret, I understand that the cases and links could also be emptied internally through two small doors under the nose turret (left and right side) forward of the bombardier's station. Does anyone have any pictures or technical drawings showing where these two doors are located? Reference to these doors is found on a sign on the nose turret doors on the Emerson nose turret on the Collings Foundation B-24 Witchcraft. Does anyone have a picture of this sign that they might be able to post as well?

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    Good info, Joe.

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    Yep I agree. Nice link Joe. :thumbright:
     
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    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the outstanding link.

    Ronl
     
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    Ron, a great book which covers all the detail differences of the (turreted) B-24 range, especially the sometimes confusing issue regarding gun turrets, and the many others, is 'Consolidated Mess'.
    Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings, diagrams, and even profiles showing the different factory painting patterns, it's well worth getting if you have even the slightest interest in this aircraft.
     

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    I really need to get that book.
     
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