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Aircraft artillery

Aircraft artillery are artillery weapons with a calibre larger than 37mm mounted on aircraft. First used for ground attack roles during World War I, aircraft artillery has found its use in the present day, most notably on the AC130.

History



First used for ground attack roles during World War I, A notable user of Aircraft artillery was the fighter ace René Fonck.

Notable aircraft using artillery

  • Beardmore W.B.V
  • Salmson-Moineau
  • SPAD S.XII
  • Voisin III, world's first aircraft using artillery.
  • de Havilland Mosquito
  • North American B-25 Mitchell
  • Messerschmitt Me 262
  • Henschel Hs 129
  • Junkers Ju 87
  • Junkers Ju 88
  • Blackburn Perth
  • Mitsubishi Ki-67