Discussion in 'Aircraft' started by bluetiger77, Feb 19, 2016.
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The answer is yes.
a 'G' with chin turret...from memory
Hello. What about introducing yourself here ?
And it's a Boeing-built 17. That's seems a trivial point -- all B-17s were built by Boeing, right? Not right. The demand for these bombers was so high that some production was farmed out to other companies that built Flying Fortresses under license. The most important was Vega Aircraft Corporation, the manufacturing arm of Lockheed. Vega built 2,750 B-17s, mostly G models. Vega installed a solid blown-plexiglass nose in their forts which lacked the horizontal aluminum support strut in the nose of the Boeing-build G's. Look at the art and you'll notice the horizontal strut which reveals that plane's background.