Black Widows improved

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    The P-61 Black Widow had four under-wing hardpoints fitted, each rated at 1,600 lb (726 kg), and able to carry a bombs or a drop tank (like some aircraft in the P-61A series). The P-61G had 4 × 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) Browning machine guns.

    The first P-61 kill was recorded on June 30, 1944 (some sources say July 6), when a Black Widow of the 6th NFS downed a Mitsubishi G4M ‘Betty’ bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force in the central Pacific.

    Once the Black Widow did get into action in Europe, it found success against a variety of targets: fighter planes, bombers, V-1 buzz bombs, and ground targets like locomotives and truck convoys.
     

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