WW2: The Central Station Fire-Control System ✼ Fundamentals (1943)

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The Remote Control Turret System (RCT) or Central Station Fire Control System was first used in the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. This system, which was developed by General Electric, was a very advanced weapon system for its day. Instead of the gunner being inside the turret, between the guns or at an open waist window in the 30 below zero wind, he was located inside the pressurized crew compartment. If the gunner was in a more comfortable heated environment, could wear fewer layers of clothes, wasn't restricted inside the turret it was reasoned that he would be less encumbered and less fatigued than his brother in the manned turret.

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