AIR: Super-Control

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Far beyond the range of fighter escorts, U.S. Superfortresses bombed Japan with small loss. Last week the Army Air Forces revealed more details of the remote fire-control system which has made the B-29 well able to take care of itself, even against heavy attacks by enemy planes.

"Relatively few"—ten or twelve—.50-caliber machine guns and a 20-mm. cannon are the armament the B-29 carries to fight its way in & out. But the big airplane's remote-control firing system enables the few to do the work of many. It can throw a multi-gunned punch instantly...

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