Ground Fire just misses B-17

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    Wow! That was close!
     
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    Dazzle the pilot why dont you!! - i'd drop one on him get my own back!!
     
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    Or pioneer AC-130 tactics and get the gunners to open up on the AA emplacement :lol:
     
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    Dang...close call. You know someone's watchin out for ya.
     
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    Yep, couldn't agree more
    BTW, welcome Aggia and I hope you enjoy your stay!
     
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    oh don't worry, i havent had this much fun since i got lost at the airshow 8)
     
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    just prey you don't get lost on here because, well, we've lost many members that way, maybe that's where les went :-k
     
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    don't think it is a WW 2 ETO shot
     
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    I was thinking the markings look like they are post-war.
     
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    but who would be shooting at a B-17 post war??
     
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    Egyptians - Israel used then in 48'
     
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    but they're in american markings??
     
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    Think its just a ww2 shot. If Israeli's would use b17's with american markings, US would be at war with the egyptians i guess.
     
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    Could be Vietnam. The U.S was using B-17s in Vietnam because the Vietnamese didn't think they looked like U.S planes and left them alone. Maybe they realised with that one. :lol:

    Or it could be from the PTO.
     
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    Then the americans probably forgot to remove that US sign... :D
     
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    I have no idea what you're talking about. However, it can't be from Vietnam. All the B-17s serving in Vietnam were black.
     
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    There were B-17s in Nam?
    I thought they came out of service after WWII and replaced by B-29s
     
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    They served in Korea and Vietnam. In Vietnam they were painted all black with down-coloured U.S markings. The serial numbers were removed except a three digit number marking the aircraft.

    Designated RB-17G they were converted B-17Gs with no guns. They were used for recconaisance. Also used for dropping agents and special forces into the jungle.

    Based at AFB Clark (Phillipines) they were used because to the Vietnamese they didn't look like U.S aircraft. Very few were used.
     
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