Machine Gun Vs. Airplane Propeller In Slow Motion
Well, in the beginning they were just extra careful and tried to not use the forward machine gun very often.
Eventually the French and Germans developed a synchronization gear (or gun synchronizer) that is attached to the armament of a single-engined-type aircraft so it can fire through the arc of its spinning propeller without bullets striking the blades.
By the second world war jet propulsion and wing mounted guns made the synchronization gears obsolete.
Gav and Dan, The Slow Mo Guys, went out to the desert with a gun and a propeller with a working synchronization gear and managed to get some very good slow motion videos.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!