Lancaster query

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Mar 27, 2005
Why is it that a dorsel turrent gunner could not shoot the tails off his own plane? did the guns have some sort of interrupt in them?
 
yes do you see the fairing around the turret, well that's the home of an interupter rail, if the guns are traversed over the fairing in places where the lanc could get hit, an interrupter gear would prevent the guns firing and so damaging the aircraft, most turrets use this system, however few have the gear so visible on the outside..........
 

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