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Found this turret this weekend in California

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    Default Found this turret this weekend in California

    Found this gun turret this weekend in Northern California in a guys yard...I first thought it was a ball turret to a B-17 or B-24 , but then saw it has the mount on the bottom and the gunner position was such that it was not a hanging turret...Possibly a nose turret to a Privateer...Any Ideas?
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    Hi gypsiegirlz iam tend to think it looks like a Turret from a B-24 Lib or a Privateer,just dosent have that Sperry look of a B-17 . Nice find


    Greg

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    Not WW2 that ive seen of B-17 or 24. IMO or any other ww2 aircraft that im aware of good luck in your search look foward to the replies on this.

    Eric

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    Where in NORCAL? Neat find

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    Its in Benicia...I am thinking now that it may be a Neptune nose turret as someone sent me a close up of a nose turreted Neptune and it looks very much like it...

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    Beat me to it! A museum I was a member of had a Neptune turret and this looks very familiar.

    Good picture here on Flikr: Emerson Nose Turret!

    Still a nice find though

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    I agree Nick looks like it to me very cool.

    Eric

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    Very cool did you buy it or just get to look at it. Gary

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    I did not buy it...yet...but that is a real possibility as I believe he wants to sell it...Does anyone out there need one?

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    Cool find! That's a St. Louis built Emerson Turret Division Aero-9. Not sure what model A, B, or C but it was likely on the nose of a P2V Neptune but maybe one of the few Mercators that were built. What happened with this turret? I'd sure be interested in acquiring this turret for our museum here in St. Louis. I've got about 8,000 Lbs of turret parts I found in a salvage yard warehouse here in St. Louis. I've got a bunch of parts for that Aero-9. What happened with this find? Here's a link to some of the turret parts I've IDed so far.

    Aircraft Turret Parts pictures by astixjr - Photobucket

    Albert Stix
    Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Creve Coeur Airport
    St. Louis, MO.
    USA

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