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B-17 “Sentimental Journey”

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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft used by the U.S. Army Air Forces against German industrial and military targets in World War II. The B-17G could carry a crew of 10. Rolling off the Douglas assembly line in late 1944, the B-17 Sentimental Journey participated in nuclear tests in 1951 and became a staple on the airshow circuit after being restored. The view here is from the ball turret under the fuselage.

Source/ more information: Commemorative Air Force

Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in several collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Tillamook Air Museum, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iPads and iPhones. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/cockpits) as we add to the gallery below.

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