WWII FOOTAGE: P-51 PILOT SHOOTS DOWN BF 109
YouTube / Druid_Works
Aerial clips from WWII are almost always shot in low resolution. However, YouTube channel druid_works was able to enhance and colorize one clip to almost perfect quality using AI.
In this short clip, we get to see a P-51 pilot firing a short burst of his .50-cal machine guns on a German Bf 109 from above. The pilot’s burst was very effective and ignited the 109’s fuel tank as a result.
You can tell how seasoned this P-51 pilot was. The groupings of his shots were perfect – almost dead-center, as he lit up the opposing fighter quite accurately.
P-51s were armed with six .50-cal Browning machine guns with a total of 1,840 rounds. No wonder they were seen as one of the best fighters of the war!