WWII Bristol B1 Mid Upper Gun Turret.Blenheim Bolingbroke side Ammunition can
Here we have the first of 2 side Ammunition cans as fitted to the Bristol B1 Upper Gun Turret. The B1 was the first in a series of Bristol designed turrets that were fitted on Bristol Blenheim and Bristol Beaufort aircraft. They were also fitted to the Canadian produced version of the Blenheim which was the Bolingbroke. A unique feature of this turret was that, when not in use, the cupola could be partially retracted to reduce drag. Initial versions utilized a single Lewis gun that was later replaced by twin Browning .303’s as shown in the photo. The can is shown in the attached photos as the vertical items shown to the left and right of the centre pedestal.
We also have the top curved ammo can along with a second vertical one which means we have a full set for the B1 turret
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