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    Default B-17 Crash pictures

    I'm looking for pictures of B-17s that have crashed, I am wanting to make a diorama for a war gaming board and have an airfix B-17 ready to butcher!

    Thanks for all help guys!



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    These are only samples.
    More at:
    http://www.457thbombgroup.org/
    http://www.91stbombgroup.com/
    http://www.486th.org/index3.htm
    http://www.100thbg.com/

    Iwish I had more time to search ;(
    All these B-17s, so beatiful...

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    Thanks Guys!

    I should have used google image search but I was at college at the time and the computers there block the image search function.



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    Thanks Guys!

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    Are you particularly looking for B-17 only? Will another WW2-era American bomber do? If so, I have this really awesome (in a sad way) pic of a B-24 burning and about to crash into the ground picture on my site:

    http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=133
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    First prototipe crashed and burned.


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    Here are some with nose damage.........
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    Any idea what caused that damage VonWeyer, exploding flak just off the nose?

    Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Tiger View Post
    Any idea what caused that damage VonWeyer, exploding flak just off the nose?

    Thanks!
    Yeah it looks that way.
    What fascinates me is how tough they must have built the B17's.
    They could take a lot of punishment.
    I have heard of one that returned to base with only one engine working and was pretty badly shot up(See the clip i have just posted in the video uploads section of the forum).
    http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4183
    Last edited by VonWeyer; 01-08-2007 at 07:40 AM.



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    I have one interesting photo:

    Last minutes of life of B-17.
    As can you see cabin is fully destructed. I think the resault of direct hit of artillery shell or rocket from the fighter.
    Flyers certainly dead. But what is amazing - all the engines still works?
    It seems this photo from the Korean war.

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    An amazing photo Chevan.
    B17's were certainly rugged.



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    They didn't call it the Flying Fortress for nothing!



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    Get your model, after finishing as it would look for flight (don't go to nuts about neatness and accuracy) light it on fire with gasolene then throw it off the roof.

    Put out model, and mount on diarama.

    Sorted.

    Not that amazing about the top photo. The engines are still working because none of the fuel lines are cut, and the wire system for the cut off valves and limited electrics wouldn't have shut any pipes down.

    Daft as it sounds, the damage is not that critical for flight. You just can't control it
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    Well done you finally got that out of your system.

    I think your assesment is pretty much correct.
    Last edited by VonWeyer; 01-08-2007 at 04:20 PM.



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