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'Yankee Warrior'

By patspeirs  
B17-’Yankee Warrior’

Developed as the main arm of the US Army Air Corps bomber force the B17 was designed from the outset to be self-sufficient in a combat environment. Intended to provide all round defence capability against fighter attack the B17s were employed in relatively tight formations and supplied with an array of 0.5inch heavy machine guns The theory of mutual self defence was found wanting in the early operations and loss rates were horrendous. With advent of long range fighter escort (P51 and P47) the mission profile became more supportable and continual long range daylight missions did much to end the European WW2 hostilities.

The image portrays a B17 G model - Yankee Warrior - currently flying in USA

Tags: Digital art

Voters: paskinmj, gazlowe, User_Removed and 13 more


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Comments


Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
13 Jul 2012 1:54PM
Hi Pat.

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User_Removed 14 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 2:50PM
Very nicely done Pat.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 5:03PM
Fine sharp shot of the famous B17, Pat, with just the hint of propellor rotation.
Ronnie.
13 Jul 2012 6:20PM
Great capture of an iconic aircraft.
13 Jul 2012 6:31PM
Thanks guys, been away for a while - getting back into the routine slowly - good to hear from you, thanks for the comments.
13 Jul 2012 9:42PM
Great work Pat,

Mike

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