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Codename: USA_Spotter
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Published on: Aug 5, 2009 Category: General Aviation, Aerobatics, Sailplanes,  

This WW2 project was a major step forward in automation and aviation. Featuring graphic diagrams and interviews with surviving veterans this explains the basics of the project. The automatically controlled gun turrets would allow the Beoing B-29 to go to higher altitudes to escape attack. The turrets could target incoming fighters and predict future positions using a mechanical fire control computer. Interviews: Ted Brown, Richard Sills, Walter Bardsley, narration by Ernie Tetrault.

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