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Wing mounted Lewis gun

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Various aircraft found another solution to forward firing; a number of biplanes mounted a Lewis gun on the top wing to fire above the arc of the propeller. This was used on the Nieuport 11 and carried through to RFC versions of the Nieuport 17 as well as the SE5.

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