world war 2 ground crew 303 Ground Crew

This undated WWII photograph shows a team of men unboxing some .303 ammunition, almost certainly to load it into the wing-guns of the Hawker Hurricane or Spitfire in the background. Interestingly, the humble .303 was used in a huge variety of firearms during the war in everything from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Lee-Enfield bolt-action repeating rifle.

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