U.S. Army airmen install machine guns for testing in a De Havilland DH-4 aircraft during World War I
United States USA Date:1918 Duration:59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
American Army airmen are seen working on an American-built De Havilland DH-4 aircraft ("Liberty Plane") in a hangar, during World War 1. One airman picks up a Marlin M1918 machine gun from the ground and holds it up for the camera to photograph from various angles. He then hands the gun to two other airmen in the DH-4 cockpit, who install it next to one already in place. The scene also clearly shows the American 400 HP V-12 Liberty engine installed in the plane (cover has been removed). Next, an airman is seen in the observer (gunner) position in the rear of the airplane. He is installing a Lewis machine gun in the Scarff ring of the plane. He checks the ability of the gun to vary its elevation in the Scarff ring.
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