Aviation Classics - Issue 8 - B-17
In issue 8 of the ‘Aviation Classics’ series we focus on the story of the ‘Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress’, described by the pilot of the ‘Memphis Belle’ as “a Stradivarius of an aircraft.
Edited and compiled by Tim Callaway, who comes from an aviation background and has piloted these aircraft himself, he has extensive knowledge of all things aviation-related. This issue again comprises the publication’s now-established high-quality mix of features and photographs. This 132 page glossy A4 perfect bound 'bookazine' will include the following -
- Stories from the crews of these bombers - the B-17 was the aircraft that would get them home when all seemed lost.
- An amazing tale of genius, tragedy, determination and courage, through operational experiences which established the aircraft’s wartime reputation.
- It’s ability to absorb damage and continue fighting.
- Te editor’s own views having flown a few of the surviving Flying Fortresses.
|8||Shaping the bombers|
|10||The Boeing XB-15|
|12||In the beginning|
|16||The early years|
|20||The Boeing B-17 ‘Fortress’ in RAF service - Part one|
|26||The B-17E - A Flying Fortress at last|
|32||The B-17F - A matter of defence|
|42||Thorpe Abbotts - Memorial to the many|
|46||The thoroughbred emerges - The B-17G|
|52||Inside the B-17|
|64||Maintaining an aluminium mountain|
|74||The longest mission|
|84||100 Air Refuelling Wing|
|90||The Boeing B-17 ‘Fortress’ in RAF service - Part two|
|98||Sally B - The flying memorial|
|109||PB-1s - The Navy and Coast Guard|