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sketchandpost Final stages of the Right Inner Fuselage, then onward to gluing the Left Fuselage onto the Right!

#b17gflyingfortress #b17 #b17g #bomber #plane #wwii #model #modelkit #kit #awesome #legend #gun #turret #chinturret #ballturret #olivedrab #cockpit #b17flyingfortress
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  •   cowman606 Well, my mom went through another marriage and she just broke up with him four monthes ago AGAIN! (They didn't divorce) So we're living out east of mustang but as soon as I graduate from western heights Im planning on moving back in with my grandparents and going to OU to be in aviation as well. They still live in the same house out there. @sketchandpost 1d
  •   sketchandpost Dang man, well at least the future holds some good, and the past there's somethin to learn. But yeah, hopefully we'll get to do the same classes and everything! Do you plan on commercial piloting? @cowman606 1d
  •   cowman606 I think I might go even further than that. I'm looking to be a fighter in the US navy, but my degree in aviation is my back up. If the military falls through the cracks, I want to be an airline pilot. @sketchandpost 1d
  •   sketchandpost Oh so will you be taking the ROTC for the Navy at OU? Because they'll give you flight training I'm sure @cowman606 1d
  •   cowman606 That's exactly what I'm doing. @sketchandpost they've specifically got a pipeline for aviators at there unit. Well hey, I've got to get some shuteye. Feel free to text or call me at (405)684-0162. Good talking with you again. 1d
  •   sketchandpost Yeah, same! It was nice too! @cowman606 I'll shoot a text sometime 1d
  •   justinnator5 Respect. I wouldn't have the patients. 11h
  •   sketchandpost Thank you, much! @justinnator5 11h

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sketchandpost Started painting today! A Grey Metallic Gloss along with Flat Red really makes it look the part!

#b17 #b17g #legendary #model #modelkit #plane #paint #flyingfortress #b17flyingfortress #excited #gift #awesome
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Video World War I & World War II
theworldwars Wings of Freedom: B-17G-30-BO 42-31909 "Nine-O-Nine"
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The Collings Foundation's B-17G was built in Long Beach, CA by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1944 as B-17G-85-DL #44-83575. Though too late for combat, she served air-sea rescue duties as part of the Air/Sea 1st Rescue Squadron and later in the Military Air Transport Service in the post-war years. In April 1952, #45-83575 was instrumented and subjected to the effects of three different nuclear explosions, and after a thirteen-year "cool down" period, she was sold as scrap and Aircraft Specialties Company began restoring her. For the next twenty years, the bomber served as a fire bomber dropping water and borate on forest fires. In January 1986 she was sold to the Collings Foundation.
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The Collings Foundation's B-17G is painted in the scheme of B-17G-30-BO #42-31909 "Nine-O-Nine" (seen at top) which flew over Europe during World War II. Part of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, based out of RAF Bassingbourn, England, the aircraft was named after the last three digits of her serial number, 42-31909. During the course of the war, "Nine-O-Nine" flew a total of 140 combat missions, believed to be an Eighth Air Force record, without once loosing a crew member. A former navigator of the 91st BG reported that "Nine-O-Nine" flew either 126 or 132 consecutive missions without aborting for mechanical reasons, also believed to be an 8th AF record. Her first mission was on Augsburg, Germany on February 25, 1944. She would fly a total of 18 missions over Berlin. In all, "Nine-O-Nine" flew 1,129 hours, shot down three enemy fighters, and dropped 562,000 pounds of bombs on Europe. She returned to the U.S. on June 8, 1945 and would eventually be scrapped on December 7, 1945. In the top photo, taken at RAF Bassingbourn, it appears as though "Nine-O-Nine" has completed 62 missions.
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The Collings Foundation's "Nine-O-Nine" tours the U.S. with their B-24J and TP-51C on the annual Wings of Freedom tour. One can ride in either bomber for a total of $425 per person. Visit the Collings Foundation's website to check their Wings of Freedom tour schedule to see if they'll be stopping near you anytime soon
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axis_and_allies45 Four examples of Assembly Ships used by the USAAF; three B-24's and one B-17. Assembly Ships were at the front of a formation and were painted in bright colors and extravagant patterns to make it visible to the other planes in said formation so that they would keep their formation. They were the lowest plane altitude-wise in the formation so that it could be seen by everyone. ----------- 5d

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thudson998 Just got done with a B-17 Flying Fortress... Just needs a little touch up though #drawing #sketch #warthunder #amazing #bomb #bombs #american #ww2 #war #b17 #b17flyingfortress 1w

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thudson998 My favorite carpet comber in war thunder #ww2 #american #bombs #bomb #amazing #warthunder #b17 #b17flyingfortress 1w

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Normal Adam Lenton
adamsplenton B-17 Flying Fortress, P-51 Mustang / B17 Preservation, Norwegian Spitfire Foundation / Duxford / 12.7.15 2w

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war_thunder39 A spitfire mk IX and a B-17 Flying Fortress (preparation for landing on hokkaido) #warthunder #ww2 #ww2plane #b17 #flyingfortress #b17flyingfortress #spitfire #spitfiremkix 2w

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wademeyersart Cropped into the B-17 in my recent painting "Never Turned Back." Currently hanging through the summer at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force near Savannah, Ga.
#aviationart #oilpainting #Boeing #B17FlyingFortress #ww2 #wwii #militaryhistory #flying #Warbird #USAAF #avgeek #moviestar #mightyeighth #8thAirForce
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  •   warrelicreplicas Cool painting. I'm building bombs for their B-17 right now. They have a couple already. Do you sell prints of your painting? Email me. @wademeyersart 3w
  •   wademeyersart Yes, prints are available at FineArtAmerica.com - search for 'Wade Meyers.' 3w
  •   dbiela_photo wow!!! 3w

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