B-17 Flying Fortress

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World War II Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 Flying Fortress formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Weapons
World War II Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 Flying Fortress formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
During an airshow a fully armed A-1 was able to takeoff from an aircraft carrier even though the catapult malfunctioned (the load was jettisoned after the Skyraider left the flight deck)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
During an airshow a fully armed A-1 was able to takeoff from an aircraft carrier even though the catapult malfunctioned (the load was jettisoned after the Skyraider left the flight deck)
The Ki-43 pilot lionized by Japanese as the first to deliberately ram a B-17 likely misjudged the attack approach and hit the bomber
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Ki-43 pilot lionized by Japanese as the first to deliberately ram a B-17 likely misjudged the attack approach and hit the bomber
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The story of the B-17D Flying Fortresses that became the first US heavy bombers to perform the trans-Pacific flight to the Philippines
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the B-17D Flying Fortresses that became the first US heavy bombers to perform the trans-Pacific flight to the Philippines
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The story of the Hawaiian Air Depot scheme, the most unusual B-17 Flying Fortress livery of World War II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the Hawaiian Air Depot scheme, the most unusual B-17 Flying Fortress livery of World War II
Sponsored by: Casemate
The night 12 Chinese MiGs were scrambled to intercept a lone B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The night 12 Chinese MiGs were scrambled to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
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Remembering the Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission, USAAF's most disastrous air battle to date.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Remembering the Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission, USAAF’s most disastrous air battle to date.
Did you know the "Memphis Belle" was almost called "Little One"? The story of how B-17 Army 41-24485 got her legendary name
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Warbirds
Did you know the “Memphis Belle” was almost called “Little One”? The story of how B-17 Army 41-24485 got her legendary name
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The incredible story of the “Piggyback Flight,” the incident where a B-17 collided with another B-17 and became hooked together
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The incredible story of the “Piggyback Flight,” the incident where a B-17 collided with another B-17 and became hooked together
Memphis Belle
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Memphis Belle pilot tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)
The Boeing YB-40: how the B-17F strategic bomber was turned into a four-engined escort fighter
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Boeing YB-40: how the B-17F strategic bomber was turned into a four-engined escort fighter
The headless B-17: this Flying Fortress was hit by an 88mm shell but remained in formation giving the chance to those who survived to bail out safely
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The headless B-17: this Flying Fortress was hit by an 88mm shell but remained in formation giving the chance to those who survived to bail out safely
Here’s why over Germany in 1943 the B-29 could have had a higher loss rate than the B-17 and B-24
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Warbirds
Here’s why the B-29 could have had a higher loss rate than the B-17 and B-24 over Germany in 1943
“Collings Foundation B-17G Nine-O-Nine crashed because the pilot lowered the landing gear too early which lead to the aircraft landing short of the runway,” NTSB says
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Warbirds
“Collings Foundation B-17G Nine-O-Nine crashed because the pilot lowered the landing gear too early which lead to the aircraft landing short of the runway,” NTSB says
A Mighty Fortress: why the Boeing B-17 is the best bomber ever built
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Warbirds
A Mighty Fortress: why the Boeing B-17 is the best bomber ever built
The Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever (it lasted more than 19 hours and was flown over China by a Taiwanese pilot)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever (it lasted more than 19 hours and was flown over China by a Taiwanese pilot)
The epic story of the Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilot who saved the lives of the crew of a badly damaged American B-17 by escorting the crippled bomber over the North Sea
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The epic story of the Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilot who saved the lives of the crew of a badly damaged American B-17 by escorting the crippled bomber over the North Sea
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