used an assortment of aircraft weapon types during World War II. They were perpetually
endeavoring to maximise aircraft firepower against the wide assortment of targets
they had to deal with. Weapons fire used to bring down a heavily armed four engine
bomber was not the same as that required to effectively deal with a fast and agile
fighter in a dog fight. German fighter armament options ranged from rifle caliber
light machine guns, to 30 mm cannons, mostly configured as mixed arrays of cowl
and wing mounted weapons. and much later on air to air missiles.
of the Third Reich.
German Aircraft of the Second
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