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B-17 Exterior Gallery


Detail of the right foot rest (red half-moon) and the red machine gun charging handle.

In the cramped quarters of the ball turret, the ball turret gunner could not directly cock the gun; instead, the gunner pulled this handle, which was attached to a cable routed through a pulley system, to cock the machine gun.

This view is aft looking forward (note the round front window).

B-17 Sentimental Journey Sperry ball turret foot rest
Time picture taken Sat Aug 23 15:12:12 2008
Location picture taken DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB)
DeKalb, Illinois
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