Thread: Browning M3
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by iMattheush View Post

Is there ANY plane in IL-2 1946 that uses an improved version of .50 cal, the mighty M3 with 1200 rpm instead of standard M2? If no, is it possible to add it as an option to for example P-51D (like in Korea, where old Mustangs were rearmed to M3s)?
From what little I could discover the Browning AN/M3 wasn’t standardized until April 1945. They didn’t stop M2 production until late June 1945.
I found mention of some 2400 M3’s being produced before the wars official end but for the year 1945 war plane production was less than half of 1944’s output. So those 2400 M3’s may not even have made it into aircraft for that year except perhaps the Lockheed P80 Shooting Star.
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