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This mock up of a Fokker IV has an arrangement with three machine guns installed. Due to the extra weight that this installation represented, this model was not very popular among the pilots, despite the increase in firepower. Note the new Oberursel power plant with double row rotary engine with 160 HP

This mock up of a Fokker IV has an arrangement with three machine guns installed. Due to the extra weight that this installation represented, this model was not very popular among the pilots, despite the increase in firepower. Note the new Oberursel power plant with double row rotary engine with 160 HP

A front view of a Fokker E IV fitted with three machine guns

A front view of a Fokker E IV fitted with three machine guns

The Notorious Red Baron. Fokker DR-1 Tripane first seen in WWI.

The Notorious Red Baron. Fokker DR-1 Tripane first seen in WWI.

With the beginning of World War I, Sikorsky was encouraged by the results of the proving flights to redesign the aircraft to become the "Military Ilia Mourometz, Type V, the world's first purpose-designed bomber.[15][N 2] The new heavy bomber was slightly smaller and lighter than the Type A. Internal racks carried up to 800 kg of bombs, and positions for up to nine machine guns were added for self-defense in various locations, including the extreme tail. The engines were protected with 5…

With the beginning of World War I, Sikorsky was encouraged by the results of the proving flights to redesign the aircraft to become the "Military Ilia Mourometz, Type V, the world's first purpose-designed bomber.[15][N 2] The new heavy bomber was slightly smaller and lighter than the Type A. Internal racks carried up to 800 kg of bombs, and positions for up to nine machine guns were added for self-defense in various locations, including the extreme tail. The engines were protected with 5…

Overweight and clumsy, the Sopwith Bulldog two-seater biplane was heavily armed with two forward firing machine guns and two independently mounted machine guns in the rear. Only two of them were built during World War I.

Overweight and clumsy, the Sopwith Bulldog two-seater biplane was heavily armed with two forward firing machine guns and two independently mounted machine guns in the rear. Only two of them were built during World War I.

Anthony Fokker inspecting the synchronization job between the propeller and the Parabellum machine guns in a E III

Anthony Fokker inspecting the synchronization job between the propeller and the Parabellum machine guns in a E III

Q 57521  A battery of light machine guns on anti-aircraft mounting in action.

Q 57521 A battery of light machine guns on anti-aircraft mounting in action.

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