B-17 In Blue: The Flying Fortress in U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Service Scott A. Thompson

ISBN: 9780963754332

Published: October 28th 1993

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120 pages


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B-17 In Blue: The Flying Fortress in U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Service  by  Scott A. Thompson

B-17 In Blue: The Flying Fortress in U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Service by Scott A. Thompson
October 28th 1993 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 120 pages | ISBN: 9780963754332 | 6.74 Mb

The B-17 Flying Fortress remains one of the best known aircraft in the history of American aviation. This volume effectively tells, for the first time, the little known history of the B-17 in both Navy and Coast Guard service from the mid-194 0sMoreThe B-17 Flying Fortress remains one of the best known aircraft in the history of American aviation. This volume effectively tells, for the first time, the little known history of the B-17 in both Navy and Coast Guard service from the mid-194 0s through the late 1950s. Operating as the PB-1W, the Navy Fortresses pioneered the development of radar for airborne early warning and the modern AWACs airplanes.

The Coast Guard PB-1Gs, equipped with either wooden or inflatable lifeboats, providing air -sea rescue capability and international iceberg patrol for over a decade of service. Here is the complete story, in both words and never-before-seen photos, of the famous B-17 in this little known but important service.

Complete individual histories of a ll the B-17s operated by the Navy and Coast Guard, including those that survive today in various museums. A must for any B-17 library.



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