Claims to Fame: The B-17 Flying Fortess Steve Birdsall

ISBN: 9781854094247

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Claims to Fame: The B-17 Flying Fortess  by  Steve Birdsall

Claims to Fame: The B-17 Flying Fortess by Steve Birdsall
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Many experts consider the Boeing B-17 the greatest American aircraft of all time-possibly the greatest military aircraft ever. This intensive study, by two internationally acclaimed aviation experts, follows the Fortress from its first manufactureMoreMany experts consider the Boeing B-17 the greatest American aircraft of all time-possibly the greatest military aircraft ever. This intensive study, by two internationally acclaimed aviation experts, follows the Fortress from its first manufacture in 1935 to its eventual demise. Along the way, experience its exploits through a fast-paced narrative, rare vintage photos of such B-17s as the Memphis Belle, fascinating trivia and much more.

Meticulous research...has produced a very interesting study of the B-17 in war. Categories...include the longest-serving, most damaged, shortest life, the first to fly in action, those modified to include a tail cannon and the most famous crewman....Many excellent descriptions of action are included, along with some good vintage photographs....B-17s...were not mere machines but had distinct personalities, interacting with the air and ground crews who cared about them.-- >AirForce. 256 pages, 60 b/w illus., 6 1/4 x 9 1/4.



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