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War pilots learn to fear ground fire : the gun manned here by a Chinese crew is one of the latest type Bofors automatic cannon

Chinese soldiers man an anti-aircraft gun emplacement sited in a corn field. A range finder is to the left of the gun. The 25 mm gun was built on license by Hungarian firm MAVAG; it was designed by Bofors of Sweden. The soldiers wear German-style “coal scuttle” (Stahlhelm) helmets.


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