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The Mystery of the Middle Seat

In traditional torpedo/bombers, a pilot, an observer, and a gunner/radio operator sat behind each other. At first glance, the Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger torpedo/bomber looks like it has the same...
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The Problem with Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks: Capacity, not Weight

“The problem with self-sealing fuel tanks was that these rubber layers were an inch or thicker. This may not sound like much, but given the small volume of fuel...
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Aerial Cameras in World War II

“Figure 1 doesn’t really show how aerial pictures were taken in World War II. However, the people in the picture were real photographers from Utility Squadron VJ-1.” Posted on...
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