WWII - B17 Bomber

WWII - B17 Bomber

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry (prototype Model 299/XB-17) outperformed both competitors and exceeded the air corps' performance specifications. Although Boeing lost the contract (to the Douglas B-18 Bolo) because the prototype crashed, the air corps ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances,[5][6] becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time, behind the B-24 and the multirole Ju 88.
B-17G Flying Fortress - select to enlarge

B-17G Flying Fortress

Flying Fortress "Nine- O-Nine"

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B-17G Flying Fortress - select to enlarge

B-17G Flying Fortress

FLYING FORTRESS USAAF 42-97976, 'A BIT O' LACE'

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