B-17G in Pieces

MIflyer

1st Sergeant
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May 30, 2011
Cape Canaveral
I can't imagine how much work it takes to dismantle a B-17, but they did. This is the Collins Foundation new airplane to replace the ill fated 909.

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cvairwerks

Senior Airman
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Mar 20, 2020
North Texas
Taking one down for movement is not that hard. What's much harder is scratch building one....Ray Moore, over in Ashville, NC has one E model in production and the aft fuselages for 3 other rebuilds in progress. Move up to Morengo, IL, and Mike Kellner is rebuilding Desert Rat, the ex-B-17E/XC-108A. Rat was moved from way up in Maine to Il. over a long time period.
 

bse7entn

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May 29, 2018
www.lawson3d.com
I can't imagine how much work it takes to dismantle a B-17, but they did. This is the Collins Foundation new airplane to replace the ill fated 909.

We were at American Aero a few weeks ago and got to see this as well. They rebuilt the chin turret and it looks absolutely amazing.
Always a worthwhile trip visiting there.
 

MIflyer

1st Sergeant
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May 30, 2011
Cape Canaveral
I just realized the other day that I have another piece of electronics equipment that they need for the PBY, an LM Frequency Meter.. I'll try to remember to carry it there the next time I am up that way.
 

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