B-17 Flying Fortress

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  • Boeing B-17 Project History

    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber Aircraft. This aircraft was a game changer for aircraft bombing missions due to the range of travel and the design of the aircraft. In order to comprehend how this aircraft changed modern aviation warfare; the aircraft’s program history, how it operated in combat, and the airmen culture on the aircraft must be understood. The Boeing B-17 program history is the first area where aircraft warfare methods have changed.…

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  • Advancements In Aviation

    improvement in the case of war. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was considered the most important heavy bombers for the American Allies in World War Two. The nick name Flying Fortress came from a reporter when he said it looked like a fortress flying in the sky. The early B-17 bombers had more protection, more sealing, and redesigned tail. The B-17G had an overall weight of sixty-five thousand pounds. The B-17E was given a new tail which was a .50 caliber to be more defensive. The weight of the…

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  • Anthony Zamperini Biography

    eighth in the 5000-meter distance event at that Olympics, but his final lap of 56 seconds was fast enough to catch the attention of Adolf Hitler, who insisted on a personal meeting. As Zamperini told the story, Hitler shook his hand, and said simply "Ah, you're the boy with the fast finish.” Military career and prisoner of war Zamperini enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in September 1941 and earned a commission as a second lieutenant. He was deployed to the Pacific island of…

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  • The Importance Of Operation Torch

    for North Africa”). Along with close air support the Wildcats were used for the destruction of anti-aircraft guns and airfields during the landings. The aircraft was equipped with incendiary bombs for these purposes. The Wildcat acted as a dive bomber to provide increased accuracy for the bombs (Wardell). With the Wildcats destroying anti-aircraft guns and Axis controlled airports the 12th Air Force bomber could come in and finish the job with little resistance. The most common bombers used in…

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  • Weapons Vs Bombers Essay

    The bomber, by itself, could wreak havoc on an area very accurately from great altitudes. And, when escorted by p51 mustangs, there was no stopping one of these flying fortresses. These bombers relatively easy to take down, so fighter planes often escorted them to serve as a defense. Some bombers, like the Lancaster B.I., had capabilities of carrying a bomb load weighing up to 20,000 pounds. Just one of these bomb loads could have devastating effect on area up to 50,000 square meters, and when…

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  • How Pearl Harbor Changed America

    made over 300,000 planes in World War II. Here are 25 of the most celebrated planes J-3/L-4 Grasshopper, PT-17/N2S Stearman, T-6 Texan, AT-11 Kansan, P-40 Warhawk, B-25 Mitchell, P-39 Airacobra, P-63 Kingcobra, PBY Catalina, F4F Wildcat, TBD Devastator, SBD Dauntless, P-38 Lightning, B-24 Liberator, P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, C 47/R4D Skytrain, B-26 Marauder, A-26 Invader, F6F Hellcat, TBM Avenger, SB2C Helldiver, P-47 Thunderbolt, F4U/FG-1D Corsair and the B-29 Superfortress. The…

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  • Analysis Of Enola Gay And Bockscar

    The United States Army Airforce was an integral part of finally putting an end to the Second World War. Japan’s unconditional surrender in August of 1945 was a joint effort by multiple countries. However, in the end it was 2 Army Airforce B-29 bombers that delivered the final blows of WWII when they dropped the first 2 combat atomic bombs. Those historic aircraft were named the Enola Gay, and Bockscar. At the end of the 1930’s, leaders of the US Army Air Corps learned quickly that the…

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  • Aviation In Ww2 Essay

    At the time, Canada possessed the fourth largest air force in the world, and the fifth largest naval surface fleet. Canada’s aviation industry burgeoned during WWII, where over 16,000 military aircraft (two thirds of which were training aircraft) such as the Avro Anson and the North American Harvard were created for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The BCATP was an agreement on December 17, 1939 between Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, which made Canada the focus of the…

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  • Ww2 Revolutionized Aviation

    the Germans the Messerschmitt, the U.S made innovations as well, developing the successful P-51 Mustang in collaboration with the British, and introducing important innovations in long-range bombers, such as the B-17 “Flying Fortress” and the famous B-29. Also, new types of aircraft also emerged. The Americans, Germans and English began to experiment with jet-powered aircraft, with the Germans actually flying some combat missions in them.The new aircraft used a jet engine, a new type of engine…

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  • Summary Of Shiloh By Bobbie Ann Mason

    Bobby Ann Mason, tells the story of a marriage with serious problem. We see a beginning of an ending of a marriage between Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt, and the reason for this ending is from the characters who are in this marriage. Leroy Moffitt is a thirty five or thirty four years old truck driver, but four months ago he got an accident. After the accident, Leroy injured his leg, and he won’t be able to continue his job again. After three months, his leg is almost healed (Mason 804), but he…

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