Hispano 20mm Belt Feed Mechanism

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  1. ronl

    ronl Member

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    Does anyone have a schematic or instructional drawing showing how the Hispano 20mm belt feed mechanism worked? In particular, I am interested in how the rounds were drawn up into the BFM, how the links were stripped, etc. If anyone could post this or send me an e-mail with this information, I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks.

    Ron
     
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    Hi Ron

    This is the relevant section from the manual.

    HTH

    Cheers

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    Excellent work Peter - can't get clearer than that mate! Useful for me too, as I've 'lost' my pics, and didn't have the diagrams.
     
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    No Problems Terry

    Here is another picture taken from RAAF Publication 350 "Standard Gunnery Notes for Aircrew". Didn't all fit on my scanner, but it's a beauty, so I'll post it here.

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    Hi Peter.

    Thanks for posting this outstanding information! It certainly provides an excellent description concerning how the belt feed mechanism worked. The colour picture that you also posted is outstanding.

    Thanks again. I really appreciate it.

    Ron
     
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    Hi Peter,

    Do you have the balance of this manual (A.P.1641F) describing the operation of the 20mm Hispano cannon? If so, is there any chance you could post this information as well?

    Thanks.

    Ron
     
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    Hi Ron

    I scanned the section especially, so I don't have the complete manual as a pdf, sorry.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Hi Peter,
    Many thanks for posting the info.
    cheers
    Jerry
     
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    Hi Peter,

    No problem. Just thought I'd ask. Thanks again for posting the information on the belt feed mechanism.

    Ron
     
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    Hi All,
    Suddenly remember i had a few scans from some years ago, just uploaded in case they are of interest.
    cheers
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