German bomber gunner, dressed for high-altitude flight and sucking on an oxygen tube mans his machine gun. The plane is a Gotha G-IV bomber. Powered by two 260 horsepower engines, it could carry between pounds of bombs to a max. range of 305 miles.
April 1916 - “Fokker Scourge” Coming to an End as New Allied Fighters Take Flight Pictured - The observer in an demonstrates how he must stand up to use the rear-facing Lewis gun over the top plane. The pilot has his own, non-standard.