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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress entered service in 1938 with the USAAC, it was a four-engined heavy bomber which evolved rapidly during WW2.

The early versions of the Fortress were not very successful, but rapid development of the 'E' 'F' and 'G' models made a huge difference to the survivability and and effectiveness of the aircraft and it became renowned for it's ability to take heavy battle damage.

The Fortress was armed with up 13 x 12.7mm machine guns (B-17G) and carried a 8,000 lb bomb load as standard for short range missions.

B-17G (Fortress III) of 214 Squadron RAF 1944.

This is a RCM (Radio Countermeasures) aircraft.

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B-17G of the 4th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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B-17G of the 324th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1944.

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B-17G of the 336th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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B-17G of the 340th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1944.

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B-17G of the 358th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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B-17G of the 364th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1944.

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B-17G of the 414th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1944.

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B-17G of the 418th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1943.

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B-17G of the 509th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1944.

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B-17G of the 533rd Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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B-17G of the 535th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1944.

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B-17G of the 601st Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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B-17G of the 615th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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B-17G of the 835th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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B-17G of the 837th Bomb Squadron USAAF 1945.

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