Inside a Flying Fortress

Look inside one of the only surviving B-17Gs with a combat record

(Eric Long and Mark Avino)


(Eric Long and Mark Avino)

The bombardier operated the Norden M-9 bombsight during the bomb run, but could also defend the aircraft with the chin turret located beneath his seat by using the roof-mounted N-6 sight to track targets and a flexible hand controller, mounted on the right side of his position, to direct the turret.


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