Boeing JB-17G

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  1. Njaco

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    Starting in 1943 and continuing after the end of World War II, some B-17Gs were converted for second line duties. The majority of the modified aircraft were made into transport variants. The most unusual conversions were three B-17Gs converted to engine test beds. The nose section was removed and replaced with a strengthened mount for a fifth engine. The Pratt Whitney XT-34, Wright XT-35, Wright R-3350 and Allison T-56 engines were all flight tested on JB-17Gs.

    Factsheets : Boeing B-17G Variants

    http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_JB-17G.jpg

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    Almost as bad as the turbo-prop B-17 fire bomber. See: B-17 Turbo Prop

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    I'd seen that 4th pic before, but I didn't know there were more than one of them. Very cool post Chris, thanks.
     
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    Could you imagine having to taxi that beast?! Look at the length on the nose!
     
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    I wonder what it could do with all engines wide open.
     
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    Interesting shots! Hadn't seen some of those before.
     
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    Pic 5 has all the engines feathered except the nose.
     
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    Cool pics. I'm a big fan of the B-17, but had never seen that.
     
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