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Old 08-29-2017, 04:53 AM   #1
Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: London, UK
Default Smart linking Turrets: If B-29 had them, then why not?

My larger vehicle designs have frequently been criticized for Smartlinking both Top ( or Under ) Turrets & then also Smartlinking both of them to identical weapons F , B or in Sponson Turrets .

Most common comment is : " In my book , turrets shouldn't be able to be Smartlinked together ... " and then present zero argument on exactly why they shouldn't be able to ?

After heated debate on & offline over the weekend
T-Rex & his elderly Father - Ex-RAF & flew in 70+ different Aircraft from the 1930's to 1990's eras - forwarded me these links for the B-29 :

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.pop...g-masterpiece/

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/sploid....1746148228/amp

So the B-29 & it's later derivatives the B-50 & cancelled
B-54 could have multiple turrets controlled by a single Gunner in 1944 !

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-54

[ Link to photos of B-54s and it's forward facing chin Turrets : https://www.dc3dakotahunter.com/blog...oming-jet-age/ ]

I can't see any problems with 'modern' Car Wars vehicles having electronics capable of performing the same function 123 years later ... ?

This was apparently confirmed in ADQ&A in a digital copy Pyramid a while back , but can't find the section/article in an online search ? Any help with confirming this would be appreciated :-)

Where do others stand on this matter ?
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