Questions tagged [b17-flying-fortress]

The B-17 Flying Fortress was a common American bomber in World War II. Use for questions specific to this aircraft.

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What did B-17 Pilots do? [closed]

Im making a game, and Im wondering what they did besides in combat, or bombing? Futhermore, what did they do if they were in combat, and were heavily damaged?
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Did B-17 gunners beat on the wings of other planes in their formation?

I am certain my father, a B-17 pilot, told stories about his gunner having to beat on the wing of another plane in the formation with the tip of his gun to get the pilot to pull away and avoid a mid-...
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Can the dome gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress shoot the plane's tail off?

I was at the California Capital Airshow on Mather AFB over the weekend, and came across a beautifully maintained B-17 Flying Fortress. The crew were kind enough to allow people to go inside and take a ...
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What are dimensions of the B-17 propellers?

I'm curious about the aerodynamics of the Boeing B-17 propeller, as the proportions looks perfect for a project I'm working up. Does anyone out there know where to find the specs/dimensions/models for ...