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AAF E-13 Flexible .50 cal adaptor mount

Article about: This was found today....... For those interested in airplane armaments & related equipment I thought I would post a few pictures of the pictorially ubiquitous hand held 50 cal mount. It'

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    Default AAF E-13 Flexible .50 cal adaptor mount

    This was found today.......

    For those interested in airplane armaments & related equipment I thought I would post a few pictures of the pictorially ubiquitous hand held 50 cal mount.

    It's had a good soaking in a cleaning solution & looks much better after years of storage dirt that it was cloaked in.

    Naturally it will look much more pleasing on the eye when I get around to fitting onto the 50 BMG, then it will be mounted to my '42 Willys Jeep
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    Super piece Bird dog !

    Thanks for sharing

    Steve T

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    Very nice!!!!

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    Default Re: AAF E-13 Flexible .50 cal adaptor mount

    Is this the same as what was fitted in waste gun positions ect? Or is that i different spec?

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    Default Re: AAF E-13 Flexible .50 cal adaptor mount

    The early E-8 Mount (with the circular holes in the back of the shroud) was replaced by the E-11 Mount (solid shroud as with the E-13 above).
    This was fitted in the cheek, radio room, waist and tail positions.
    The E-13 Mount was developed during 1944 to supercede the E-11, with an integral mounting plate for the new predicting gunsights then coming into service and other sundry improvements.

    PB

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    E-8 Flexible gun mount.
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    Default Re: AAF E-13 Flexible .50 cal adaptor mount

    ***Correction***
    For the above posting, this is NOT an E-8 adaptor cradle but an E-12 according to the USAAF GIF Manual No# 20, this adaptor is also known as the 'Edgewater' type.

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