October 21, 2002


Quadruple mounts of .50-caliber machine guns like this one formed
the backbone of mobile airfield defense in the ETO. Easily
deployed on a trailer or a halftrack, U.S. AAA units outfitted
with the "meat-chopper" could throw up a ring of steel around
an airfield in a matter of seconds. This particular gun has been christened "Last Chance." From the Webmaster's collection.