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Offline arkon

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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #250 on: September 04, 2020, 07:43:14 AM »
Think this is wrong place for this picture, but here is one my grandfather took from the plane he was in
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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #251 on: September 04, 2020, 09:26:08 PM »
Thank you for sharing this. So many stories remain untold.
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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #252 on: September 06, 2020, 08:20:29 PM »
There are so many photos of B-17's out there, but to have one that is so personal, is undoubtedly special arkon!


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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #253 on: January 03, 2021, 02:19:01 AM »
Simple idea:  What about RAAF B-17s instead of B-24s but in the same schemes:




Interesting fact:  the RAAF did allocate an "A" number to the B-17:  A26.  It was not used though.
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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #254 on: January 03, 2021, 08:04:36 PM »
A-26 would have been a good number for an RAAF A-26 Invader  ;)

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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #255 on: January 04, 2021, 02:37:33 AM »
Random idea:  R-2600 powered version of B-17. 
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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #256 on: January 04, 2021, 03:02:05 AM »
A-26 would have been a good number for an RAAF A-26 Invader  ;)


I was thinking more A52 instead of the Dh Mosquito.  Mind you, to satisfy your thoughts:

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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #257 on: January 04, 2021, 07:54:39 AM »
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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #258 on: January 11, 2021, 02:26:35 AM »
Some civilian freighter conversions:



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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #259 on: January 11, 2021, 12:19:13 PM »
Why the B-17  freighter conversions?  You could buy C-47s and  C-46s for peanuts, which were turnkey freighters, with two less engines to deal with.

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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #260 on: January 11, 2021, 12:37:59 PM »
Why the B-17  freighter conversions?  You could buy C-47s and  C-46s for peanuts, which were turnkey freighters, with two less engines to deal with.
More range, perhaps?  Or simply cargos that a C-47 or C-46 couldn't carry?

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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #261 on: January 11, 2021, 03:01:02 PM »
Why the B-17  freighter conversions?  You could buy C-47s and  C-46s for peanuts, which were turnkey freighters, with two less engines to deal with.
More range, perhaps?  Or simply cargos that a C-47 or C-46 couldn't carry?

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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #262 on: January 11, 2021, 05:06:00 PM »
There used to be a hilarious error on Wikipedia B-17 page: namely, that two B-17's would have been operated post-war by Finnish Air Force as target tugs. (IRL they were Saab B17's.) Still, that did made me think for a while...

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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #263 on: January 12, 2021, 12:51:58 AM »
There used to be a hilarious error on Wikipedia B-17 page: namely, that two B-17's would have been operated post-war by Finnish Air Force as target tugs. (IRL they were Saab B17's.) Still, that did made me think for a while...



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Re: Boeing B-17 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #264 on: January 12, 2021, 02:31:53 AM »
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