Hughes 50 Caliber Booster Feed

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Materials

  • Plastic
  • Cardboard
  • Ferrous Alloy
  • Coating

Dimensions

3-D (Box): 16.5 × 9.5 × 8.9cm (6 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1943-1945

Physical Description

Cylindrical motor with two black gears to feed .50 cal rounds to machine guns in large WWII aircraft; with paper instruction sheet wrapped aournd booster. Sealed in clear plastic with manufacturer's information printed on outside.

Type

ARMAMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A20190028000