Slightly off target.Your article on gunners ["The Big Guns," November November: see month. 2003] was an excel lent overview, but omitted one notable achievement--B-52 gunners were able to help put bombs on target.
When a plane lost its radar, the lead plane's gunner would provide range and bearing information to help keep the aircraft with the bad radar in position. Gunners would call out the distance in yards when the bomb-release 'back' was called out. The navigation team in the following bomber bomber
Military aircraft designed to drop bombs on surface targets. Aerial bombardment can be traced to the Italo-Turkish War (1911), in which an Italian pilot dropped grenades on two Turkish targets. would start a stopwatch on the 'hack,' check a table for what delay to use for the following distance called out by the gunner, and release its bombs.
True, the gunner was there to defend against MiGs, but he was also there as an integral member of the crew--watching for landmarks during low-level navigation, helping in breakaway maneuvers For the military usage, see .
"Maneuvers" is the 27th episode of , and the eleventh episode in the second season. Plot
After Voyager detects a Federation probe, the Kazon Nistrim attack and steal some transporter technology. during refueling and keeping track of other aircraft in the formation.
retired Capt. Fred Wagner