Army & Navy: Flying Fieldpiece

Over Florida's Eglin Field, an old B18 staggered in midair. Flame belched from its nose, and the plane slowed perceptibly. There was a loud report; the plane flew on. That experiment in aerial gunnery took place four years ago. Last summer, in the South Pacific, the Japs saw a new Mitchell bomber (B25) that also belched flame with frightening results. Last week the Army Air Forces confirmed what the enemy well knew: the U.S. had aircraft which carried a full-sized cannon.

Modified to pack a 75-mm., the B-25 has a sinister look. There is...

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