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William "Billy" Bishop in a Nieuport Aircraft, England, 1917
The Nieuport aircraft with its 110 horse-power engine and Lewis Gun was a formidable aerial fighting machine. In this staged photograph, Bishop is displaying his ability with the twenty-nine pound Lewis Gun which fired a .303 calibre projectile at a muzzle velocity of over 2,800 feet per second.

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