Sep 06 2010

The B-17 Flying Fortress

Published by at 1:05 pm under Photography

The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. B-17s from the Eighth Air Force participated in countless missions from bases in England. These missions often lasted for more than eight hours and struck at targets deep within enemy territory. Because of their long-range capability, formations of B-17s often flew into battle with no fighter escort, relying on their own defensive capabilities to insure a successful mission. More information with some historical images and commentary can be found at

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  1. Danon 06 Sep 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Nicely done!
    Impressive firepower but not much comfort.

    You will need to explain to me the special effects you used.