Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

by Michael O'Leary, Mike Badrocke
     
 
Evolved from a pre-war prototype designed by Seattle-based Boeing, the B-17 went on to become the icon of the USAAF during World War II, finding employment in all theaters. Through a selection of professional black-and-white images taken during the war, this volume shows the bomber on production lines and performing many of its varied operations in the war-torn skies

Overview

Evolved from a pre-war prototype designed by Seattle-based Boeing, the B-17 went on to become the icon of the USAAF during World War II, finding employment in all theaters. Through a selection of professional black-and-white images taken during the war, this volume shows the bomber on production lines and performing many of its varied operations in the war-torn skies over Germany and the Pacific.

A special eight-page section provides a unique slice of period color in the form of several company advertisements that have not been seen in print since the war. Comprehensive appendices include production batch lists of aircraft constructed during the war years and their delivery dates, scale drawings of all major types, and a double-page cutaway. A special introductory text outlines B-17 history and production techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855328143
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Production Line to Frontline Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.77(h) x 0.40(d)

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