Greetings all you B17 lovers out there

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  1. _379th_Buzzard

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    Hello from sunny Florida where it's hot all year except for a few weeks in January and February!
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    I wonder if Jules is still reading the forum.

    Jules is our resident B17 pilot from the 15th AF.
     
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    He pops in everyonce in awhile to answer questions in the B-17 thread.
     
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    My signiture should say something to you. Simply put the most beautiful AC everbuilt, big or small. Too bad our guy's got mostly c*%ppy rides in em.
     
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    i'll agree she looks good in that drawing but only because she looks shorter and fatter like a caricature which i love.........
     
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    the 17 and the 24 are death traps, too narrow and cold. but that was the scene back during the war .......... and yes I have been through both types several times
     
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    Been in both myself. Before I climbed through them, I had allways thought that they were bigger than they are.
     
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    And I have flown in them and can testify that they were "drafty"!

    8)
     
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    I would love to get a flight in them. Im gonna fly in a Ju-52 later this year. I am really looking foward to that.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from down under
     
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    do you not think the main B-17 in that picture looks shorter and fatter than photos in real life? i think that picture has more of a caracture look than accurate reproduction............
     
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    No I dont. It is because of the angel and perspective of the B-17.
     
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    Actually you're both right. Adler, the foremost ship is quite foreshortened. However the AC on the far right are a little squashed compared to photos with similar angles; my bad. Oh and by the way its an oil painting.
     
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    Joe I was actually playin with you ............. but yes a small staffel of 110's in the background would be choice
     
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