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The war to end all wars, turned out to be the beginning of modern warfare.
They were naming their bombers even back then. Brunhilde is a "strong" name!!
potatoe mashers as bombs. Early days.
I wonder how many rounds that drum mag holds?
The airplane is a Halberstadt CL II, according to Wiki the gun is an Parabellum MG14 which used a 250rd cloth-belt which is enclosed in the drum. Anybody have any idea what the ordnance is on the top of the fuselage? Al_in_Ottawa
The rounds in large loops on top of the aircraft are various coloured flare shells for the observer's LeuchtPistole (Verey gun), to quickly send signals to the ground or other aeroplanes.
Looks like those are mortar rounds strapped atop the fuselage, perfect for littering and creating a nuisance......
I think those are too small for mortar rounds of the era. I think those might be aircraft flares for night reconnaissance photography or for communicating with artillery if it's a spotter plane. They could carry a wireless set for communication, but I don't know how reliable they were.
That lozenge camouflage was fairly effective.
If I had a plane named Brunhilde, I'd have a Victrola hand crank, playing "Ride of the Valkyries" on the bomb run.Bayouwulf