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By AlwaysAl
Just for fun. I thought someone else might like to see this old bird taxiing for take-off!

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Voters: stevem, alansnap, G3 and 2 more

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G3 18 13 2 United States
5 Aug 2004 6:02AM
Yes---me Not sure of the numbers for this aircraft.. but over 5000 b-17s were shot out of the sky to protect the freedom we now enjoy...don`t forget them
Toymaker 18 587 1
5 Aug 2004 6:31AM
"this old bird" happens to have been one of the best aircraft we've ever had and one of only two that are still air worthy. A little respect if you please.
stevem 17 238 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 11:11AM
This "B17" is actually a Lanc! B.X KB726 the Caniadian one - one of only 2 airworthy Lancs left flying in the World out of 7,377 produced. The British one is PA474 of the BBMF There is another Lanc at the Linconshire Heritage centre which may become airworthy in the future. There are only 16 left in one piece!
Nice colour, I'd cropped much closer, but the rear shot shows the kite off well.
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 11:48AM
The marvellous Lanc. I'm interested to know that this is the Canadian one. I do hope they get the Lincolnshire bird airbourne sometime soon.

geegee 17 29 England
5 Aug 2004 12:00PM
A wonderful shot of a wonderful plane. The Lancaster bore the brunt of the night bombing raids while the B17s, the Forts, were the daylight boys. All of those air crews were heroes.

AlwaysAl 17 9 Canada
6 Aug 2004 2:32AM
Thanks to everyone for your comments. I have a couple of others I'll post over the next few days. It is the Canadian plane based at CWH in Hamilton. If you ever get a chance, drop in, the facility is beautiful and the people there are wonderful and truly make any visit memorable. They have a web site;, for an electronic visit.
stevem 17 238 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2004 6:06AM
Thanks for the images, If I'm ever in Canada...
The British BBMF (based in Linconshire) may face the axe I heard, as part of the latest military cutbacks. Only a rumour at the moment (BBC Radio 4)but I find it unthinkable that such a tribute to all the airmen in WW2 should be disbanded.

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