And this is why I build 3D ref! There is no way I could’ve gotten the angles right without the airplane model I built… !
When I modeled and drew these aircrafts I asked myself “How the hell do the pilots shoot with the machine guns without shooting at the propeller!?”. I looked it up and apparently the propellers inward side deflects the bullets (Augh! Won’t the pilot get shot then?) but later they were able to synchronize the bullets with the milisecond gaps in the propeller. Amazing early technoloy? Yes.
Sketch from my comic The Din.