POTD: A Hurricane of Bullets

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F

Reader Tied sends us this historical photo of armorers (armourers?) of the Women’s Royal Naval Service re-arming the eight .303 caliber machine guns of a Hawker Hurricane fighter at the Fleet Air Arm airfield at Yeovilton, Somerset, 2 September 1943.

Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.

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  • Zebra Dun Zebra Dun on Jul 14, 2015

    Even in .303 that's quite a hail of bullets to come your way, I bet no German or Italian ever brushed it off like it was nothing.

  • Secundius Secundius on Jul 26, 2015

    That must have been an Ironic Experience for the Luftwaffe Aircrew's. Then firing the 7.92x57mm at the RAF and the RAF firing virtually the same round .303 British (7.92x56.44mm) back at them...