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    Posted 5 years ago

    fortapache
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    This a B-17G from the Palm Springs Air Museum named Miss Angela. It is maintained in flying condition although I don't know if they fly it. The engines on this have names, Doc, Sleepy, Grumpy and Sneezy. I have a feeling the names are descriptive.
    These photos are from inside the plane.
    Starting off is the copilot's position featuring the nifty Flying Fortress steering wheel. Boeing knew it was all that.
    Photo 2 is from the navigator's position in the nose and shows one of the two machine guns the navigator would use. The other is a bit more forward and on the left. The bombardier's chair can be seen. He had the best view. If you ever take a ride on one of these this is the seat to take.
    Photo 3 is the waist gunners' position. You can see the top of the ball turret. Contrary to popular belief the ball turret was no more dangerous than any other position in the plane. Also the ball turret gunner could get into and out of the turret from the plane. Radio operator's position is through that doorway.
    Photo 4 shows the rear. Sadly the tail gunners position can not be seen probably due to the flash glare. But it does show the secret of the B-17's strength. It wasn't armor it was the structural strength of the frame. The circular design made it hold together when halfway shot apart.
    I think I should go back and take more photos.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      Efesgirl
      racer4four
      brunswick
      mikelv85
      JImam
      pw-collector
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Fort, when you are being shot at, everybody thinks they are in the most dangerous position & that they are the only one being shot at. LOL . Great shots & the dry desert air will preserve it. Enjoyed it. Thanks. Looks like I'm a bit late for the party.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much bb2. The party is just getting started. This is probably the best restored B17 I have seen. They usually don't have the insulation and this is the only one I have seen where they let you get in the nose. The safest place is probably on the ground.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
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    5. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
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    7. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      SEAN68
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    8. ohmyflyguy, 3 years ago
      Nice Shots. If you ever go back to take more pictures, please post a shot of the port side (left) of the nose. That will be the navigator's desk. Another would be tunnel crawl from the nose to the pilots' cockpit. The front of the nose personnel would jump through the nose hatch or through the bomb bay. A shot of the location behind the pilot seats and the top turret is another perspective to show. On take off and landing, the bombardier and navigator stood behind the pilots. I would be curious how tight that area is. Thanks!!
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much flyguy. Don't think I have been there for about 10 years so probably time for a return trip with notes on where to take photos. I did take more photos so I will check my old photos.

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