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Aircraft Cannons

In 1939 Wright Field modified a B-18 for installation of a 75mm cannon in its belly and fired the weapon while in flight. Although results were less successful than anticipated, this marked the first attempt to "marry" a 75mm weapon to an airplane.

During World War II, 75mm cannons were installed in B-25 aircraft and used with great success against Japanese shipping and shore facilities such as oil storage tanks.

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