Issue 8 - B-17
Issue 8 - B-17   

Aviation Classics - Issue 8 - B-17

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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.


6 Rolling Thunder
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
69 Little Friends
74 The longest mission
80 Felix Fortresses
84 100 Air Refuelling Wing
90 The Boeing B-17 ‘Fortress’ in RAF service - Part two
94 KG200
98 Sally B - The flying memorial
102 Tough!
105 Project Aphrodite
109 PB-1s - The Navy and Coast Guard
113 Oddball B-17s
118 Israeli B-17s
120 Postwar workhorses
126 Survivors

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