world war 2 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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Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - 303 Ground Crew
Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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