Air Pictorial 1955-09
??? - Aircraft armament - today and tomorrow
The remotely-controlled 20-mm. cannon tail turret system on the Boeing B-52. The four cannon are controlled by radar computing system which constantly searches rearwards, tracks and fires the guns automatically.
Winching down the gun-pack of a Hunter to re-load the Aden guns. Note the breech attachment points for the quickly detachable barrels.
Tactical Air Command units of the U.S.A.F. are to get a new version of the North American F-100 Super Sabre, the F-100C. Capable of carrying atomic bombs at supersonic speeds, the new fighter has been assigned to the 450th Fighter Day Wing at Foster A.F.B., Texas. This photograph illustrates it with a selection of underwing bombs and napalm tanks.