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B-17 windshield question.

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Hi,

Here's B-17 windshield question that I didn't want to clutter the reference thread with.

In the new RoG B-17G kit, there are two types of windshield: part 67 is like the one that is most often seen, part 68 has an extra frame on the forward facing window.

What does part 68 represent? A late B-17? A B-17 from one of the factories or did they all build some like that?

Cheers, Stefan.

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Interesting I hadn't noticed that. Grabbed my Promodeler boxing of it and immediately saw that the 483rd bg Fort on the box cover has the extra frame in the canopy.

I now have a project for today....

And I'm now back to bored as that was easily solved.

Info HERE

Pretty interesting. I can't imagine putting my arm out the window to scrape the glass. Wow.

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Info HERE

Pretty interesting. I can't imagine putting my arm out the window to scrape the glass. Wow.

Thanks. :thumbsup:

Yes, not exactly an ideal solution. Good thing that properly heated windows became available as described in that thread.

Cheers, Stefan.

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That small window was the way it came from the factory. In Europe, it was replaced with an armored windshield that did not have that option.

Here is a photo of Our Gal Sal when she was new, note the windscreen:

OurGalSal3.jpg

And here she is later when the windshields and the sliding portions have been replaced with the armored glass:

OurGalSal4.jpg

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Hi,

Thanks, Karl.

You saved me from a bit of an error there.

I had been thinking of building a "fairly hypothetical" B-17G near the end of its service with a new NMF Cheyenne turret installed on a weathered OD/NG fuselage and still with those sliding windows.

Thanks to your reply, I realise that these sliding windows were replaced with armored glass rather fast in the ETO.

More B-17's will be built. :thumbsup:

Bigasshammm and I both have one in the "North American Forces in Europe" GB.

Cheers, Stefan.

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Hi,

Thanks, Karl.

You saved me from a bit of an error there.

I had been thinking of building a "fairly hypothetical" B-17G near the end of its service with a new NMF Cheyenne turret installed on a weathered OD/NG fuselage and still with those sliding windows.

Thanks to your reply, I realise that these sliding windows were replaced with armored glass rather fast in the ETO.

More B-17's will be built. :thumbsup:

Bigasshammm and I both have one in the "North American Forces in Europe" GB.

Cheers, Stefan.

I built 5 for this GB I've got another 5 in the stash already.

lol

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