RAF aircraft gun turret Bristol B17 info/manual needed

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  1. harvey01

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    Does anyone have any information about the Bristol B17 gun turret? A manual/parts book and list of aircraft it was fitted to?
     
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    Aircraft: Lincoln, Shackleton
    Position: mid-upper
    Armament: 20mm Hispano V
    Firing Control: electrical solenoids
    Field of Fire: traverse - 360, elevation - 45, depression - 10
    Full Load Current: 140 amps
    Ammunition: 350 rounds per gun
    Sight: Mk.IIc gyro gunsight
    Weight (armed): 1,445 lb
    Diameter of Ring: 37 in
    Overall Height: 37 in
    Armour: 10mm shield to gunner's front
    Cupola Height: 25 in
    Speed of Operation (norm speed): rotation - 35 deg/sec, elevation - 25 deg/sec
    Speed of Operation (high speed): rotation - 45 deg/sec, elevation - 35 deg/sec
     
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    Thanks for the specification list
     
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