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Ball Turret Gunner

Ball Turret Gunner

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U.S.A.A.F. Ball Turret Gunner, 1943-45

Enhance your collection with our "U.S.A.A.F. Ball Turret Gunner, 1943-45" figurine. This model captures the bravery and peril faced by the ball turret gunners, who manned one of the most dangerous positions on a World War II bomber.

Product Details:

  • Model Number: 10133
  • Scale: 1/30
  • Finish: Matte
  • Set Includes: One figure of a U.S.A.A.F. ball turret gunner
  • Craftsmanship: Expertly hand-painted to highlight the authentic details of the U.S. Army Air Forces uniform and equipment

The ball turret was a critical defensive position on a bomber, requiring gunners to operate in a small, cramped space with limited means of escape. This figurine pays tribute to the courage of these airmen who faced extreme dangers during their missions.

Additional Information:

  • Historical Context: This figurine represents a U.S.A.A.F. ball turret gunner during World War II. The ball turret was a Plexiglas sphere mounted on the belly of a heavy bomber, equipped with two .50 caliber machine guns. The confined space left no room for a parachute, which had to be stored in the cabin above. Exiting the turret required aligning its door with the opening in the crew compartment. Hydraulic systems operated the turret, and if damaged, the gunner had no means of escape. Most ball turret gunner fatalities were due to crashes rather than direct combat, highlighting the extreme risks of this position.
  • Collector's Appeal: Ideal for military history enthusiasts and collectors of World War II memorabilia, this piece offers a realistic portrayal of the ball turret gunner's role. The detailed depiction of the uniform and equipment captures the essence of the bravery and sacrifice of these airmen.

Add this perfectly crafted "U.S.A.A.F. Ball Turret Gunner, 1943-45" figurine to your collection to honor the courage and resilience of World War II aircrew.





Care information

These are not play toys. They are collectables. Recommended for 14 yrs old and older.

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