Ammo allotments when the Radio Compartment gun was removed
I recently came across this information concerning the B-17 gun position ammo allotments .
Bendix chin turret - sight & control - two 365 round ammo boxes .
Top turret - 400 rounds per gun .
Radio compartment gun - w/one - 250 round ammo box.
Ball turret - w/ two - 500 round ammo boxes.
Waist guns - w/ two -600 round ammo boxes.
Tail guns - w/two- 565 round ammo boxes.
Was this the standard ammo allotment on ALL B-17s ?
When the Radio Compartment gun was removed , was its 250 round ammo box dispersed among the other gun positions or was the ammo completely eliminated to help reduce the planes weight and increase its range.
post edited by drummerboy - 2012/06/29 21:31:45