Info on gun positions for the Cant Z 501

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Info on gun positions for the Cant Z 501

Post by Canine99 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:51 pm

I am trying to determine whether the 7.7mm gun positions on the top wing and the 7.7 mm gun position on the dorsal fuselage could rotate 360 degrees. I am getting conflicting data from sources. Some say that they can rotate 360 while others infer that they only had 180 degree of rotation. Can anyone clear up the confusion Thanks

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Post by Chris Busbridge » Sat May 10, 2008 1:06 am

Looking at photos in the Ali d'Italia book, guide rails can be seen for all positions to avoid hitting the struts, wings, tailplane etc. I did not find any mention of degrees of rotation. The assumption would be that the fuselage positions would be restricted to a 180 degree arc (more or less), whereas the top wing position would be 360.

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