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The term the whole 9 yards came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine …

The term the whole 9 yards came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the whole 9 yards.

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