World War I

How WWI Pilots Shot Bullets Through Their Propellers Without Hitting Them

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If you've ever watched a movie about World War I, you may have wondered how pilots were able to gun down enemy fighters without shooting their own propellers to bits. In the video below, the Slo Mo Guys explain how they managed it, then show off how it works with some sleek slow-mo footage.

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