B-17G Flying Fortress

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  1. SpaceNut

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    The B-17G had visited the Kankakee Airport today along with a B24 & a B-25J. Clark Kent (Brandon) & I saw them fly over our homes & went to check them out & I took the following photos. I couldn't get a frontal shot of the plane because the area was roped off, so I took one of the back instead (got what I could get). Not much room inside for tall persons or ones who are a little on the hefty side. But I took a few of the inside to give you a little idea of what it was like. C/C welcome!

    #1 B-17G Flying Fortress

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    #2 Cockpit of the B-17G

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    #3 Belly Gun Turrent

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    #4 Brandon (Clark Kent) entering the Bomb Bay Hangar

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    #5 50 Cal.

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    Wow, great captures and series. I remember that was a tight squezz!!
     
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    I hate you both!!! :lol:
     
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    the cockpit gave me goosebumps. it's much bigger/more controls, but it reminded me of a DeHav. Beaver. I pretty much grew up in one.
    great shots.
     
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    Have to agree with LP. We only have 1 in Britain and you ain't alowed anywhere near it let alone look inside.
    Great series thanks for showing.
     
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    Thanks for the comments! Lostprophet I appreciate you (thanks!). It was exciting to get to look at the planes up close and to actually go inside. It really makes a person grateful for our servicemen who had to fly in these planes. I went back today (25th of July) and took photos of the planes leaving. Will be posting those later tonight. Again, thanks!
     
  8. Very cool. My dad co-piloted these.
     
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    I bet he has a lot of stories to tell. Thanks!
     
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    These are great captures. Thank you for sharing. A fine piece of history.
     
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    Thanks, Scooter! You're right, a lot of history sitting there on the runway and I'm glad Brandon & I were able to see a little bit of it! It makes me more appreciative of the freedoms I have!
     

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