US Army Air Forces Photo Journal Special Issues

The Browning .50 caliber Machine GunSpecial Issue 2: Axis Bomber Interceptors

Fighting bombers by night and day, and defending both tactical and strategic targets, Axis bomber interceptors steadily increased in armament and performance throughout the war years. This collection of black and white photographs, many rarely seen before, offers the military aviation enthusiast a detailed look at the wide range of single and twin-engine fighters that opposed Allied bombers, showing many of the unique modifications and specialized weapons packages of these powerful aircraft. From the lightly armed single-engine fighters of 1939 to the jet and rocket-propelled interceptors of 1945, the development of Axis bomber interceptors is illustrated within these pages.

The Browning .50 caliber Machine Gun

Special Issue 1: The gun that Shot down the Axis

This first Special Issue of USAAF Photo Journal details the fabulous Browning .50 caliber machine gun, quite literally the gun that shot down the Axis. Within these pages you will find a wide selection of photos of .50 caliber machine guns used for anti-aircraft defense around USAAF bases, the guns mounted in the nose, tail, waist and turrets of American bombers, as well as the machine guns that armed the famous P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-40 Warhawk, P-39 Lighting and many more. These crisp, black and white WWII photos show the details of the powerful Browning .50 caliber MGs that blasted Axis aircraft from the skies in air-to-air combat and rained death down on Axis ground forces during relentless strafing runs.

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