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How Does a WWI Fighter Pilot Not Damage His Propeller When Firing Through it?

Ever wondered how a WWI or WWII pilot would fire his mounted gun located at the front, through the propeller blades of his aircraft without damaging their own plane? Like me this could have been something you actually have never wondered but just took it for granted that a pilot of such an aircraft would somehow avoid gunning themselves down. After watching this video however my eyes have been opened and the mechanism, simple as it may be truly is a stroke of genius.

Old fighter planes such as these used what is known as a Interrupter or Synchronization gear that was connected to the propellor to do just that, synchronize their rate of fire with the gaps in the propeller blades.

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