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Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress         
  • World War II emblem of the 327th Bombardment Squadron, featuring characters (Alley Oop and Dinny) from the [[Alley Oop]] comic strip
  • Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress, 42-5736 ("Tampa Tornado") on display at RAF Kimbolton, England, 2 October 1943 when it was shown to those attending a party for local children.
  • Close-up of the array of .50-caliber guns on the Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress.
YB-40; Boeing XB-40; Boeing B-40; Boeing YB-40; XB-40; XB-40 Flying Fortress; B-40 Flying Fortress; Boeing B-40 Flying Fortress; YB-40 Flying Fortress
The Boeing YB-40 Flying Fortress was a modification for operational testing purposes of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft, converted to act as a heavily armed gunship to support other bombers during World War II. At the time of its development, long-range fighter aircraft such as the North American P-51 Mustang were just entering quantity production, and thus were not yet available to accompany bombers all the way from England to Germany and back.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress         
  • Bf 109 fighter]], eventually landing without crew injuries.
  • Boeing-built B-17Fs, with the clear-view two-piece Plexiglas bombardier's nose.
  • Pearl Harbor]], with framed nose glazing of the style retained through the B-17E model
  • gondola]]
  • Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress of the 19th Bombardment Group USAAF, summer 1942
  • 13 November}} 1943
  • 17 August}} 1943
  • B-17G-15-BO ''Wee Willie'', 322d BS, 91st BG, after direct flak hit on her 128th mission.<ref>Bowers 1976, p. 177.</ref>
  • B-17G nose detail
  • B-17G of the 384th Bomb Group on the bomb run
  • B-17G nose guns
  • 15 October}} 1944; the bombardier was killed.<ref>[ "43-38172."] ''''. Retrieved: 24 January 2012.</ref>
  • Formation flying through dense [[flak]] over [[Merseburg]], Germany
  • Nose of a B-17G being restored at the [[Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum]]
  • Douglas]] plant in [[Long Beach, California]], October 1942
  • 1-902109-33-3}}, pp. 57–58, 66.</ref>
  • This captured USAAF Boeing B-17D, in Japanese livery, was flown to Japan for technical evaluation
  • 3-view projection of a B-17G, with inset detail showing the "Cheyenne tail" and some major differences with other B-17 variants
  • Postwar SB-17G-95DL (ser. no. ''44-83722''), assigned to the 2nd ERS as a search-and-rescue aircraft, beside a [[Stinson L-5]]
  • SB-17G of the USAF 5th Rescue Squadron c. 1950
  • Waist position gun blister of Model 299, not adopted for production
  • Part of a USAAF stream of over 1,000 B-17s
  • German training model on how to attack a "flying porcupine" (''fliegendes Stachelschwein'')
  • Civil operators of the B-17
  • "Combat boxes" of 12 B-17 during bombing missions
  • The B-17's capacity to repel enemy attacks and still inflict heavy damage upon German military capability and production centers is rendered in this caricature.
  • [[Forrest L. Vosler]] receiving Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt
  • 398th Bombardment Group]] flying a bombing mission to [[Neumünster]], Germany, on 13 April 1945.
  • Marks and letters on the tails of B-17 during WWII in Europe
  • Maynard H. Smith]] receiving Medal of Honor from [[Secretary of War]] [[Henry L. Stimson]]
  • 7 December}} 1941. One crewman was killed by a Zero attack.<ref name="A&K.1" />
  • WASP]]<ref name="museum2" />
  • Liberty Belle]]", but was lost in a post-forced-landing fire near [[Oswego, Illinois]], on 13 June 2011.
  • BQ-17 Flying Fortress drones over New Mexico, April 1946
  • B-17E BO AAF S/N ''41-9211'' <br /> ''Typhoon McGoon II'' of the 11th BG / 98th BS, taken in January 1943 in New Caledonia: The antennae mounted upon the nose were used for radar tracking surface vessels.
  • The U.S. Coast Guard PB-1G carried a droppable lifeboat.
  • Under project '''Cadillac&nbsp;II''', an AN/APS-20 radar was fitted onto the B-17G, making the PB-1W one of the first [[Airborne early warning]] aircraft.
  • Military operators of the B-17
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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined 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.
Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress         
XB-38; Boeing B-38; Boeing XB-38; XB-38 Flying Fortress; B-38 Flying Fortress; Boeing XB-38-VE; Boeing B-38 Flying Fortress; Vega XB-38 Flying Fortress
The XB-38 Flying Fortress was a single example conversion of a production B-17E Flying Fortress, testing whether the Allison V-1710 V type engine could be substituted for the standard Wright R-1820 radial engine during early World War II.