!!!Technical Drawing for B-17!!!

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  1. zarroun

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    Hello everyone,

    I have been a war bird fanatic ever since I started thinking. Naturally, I would like to integrate my passion into my school work. For my next project, I have to create a 3D model that shows interior and exterior. Does anyone know of a good source for plans, schematics, blueprints etc for the B-17. I'm trying to bring the Memphis Belle back to life, at least virtually (last thing i heard was that she's still in bits and pieces). I will of course post my pictures once I'm done; I have 11 weeks for the project. I greatly appreciate your effort, thank you!

    Roman
     
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    Thank you so much, that link helps big time!!!
     
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    Thats okay. Good luck with the project. Please do post some photos when you have finished it.
     
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    Will do. And wish me luck, I'll need it.

    Any one else have any input? I have quiet some issues with certain detail. Thanks a lot!
     
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    Zarroun, I uploaded a large cutaway of the B-17 on my website for you rather than to have the big photo overpower the screen. It's about 2.5 MB, but the detail is good and it's about 1900 x 1600. You can get it here:

    http://www.vg-photo.com/webimg/b-17cutaway.jpg

    I will see if I have anything else. This is from the book, Classic WWII Aircraft Cutaways. The drawing is by Max Millar. Please observe his copyrights.
     
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    WOW! Thank you so much! That is going to help me big time. And thanks for including the book title; I might have to get it for future projects.
     
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    That is a great book for that kind of material. They also have about 12 large scale foldout drawings. I might have some other info buried in my files. I will see what I can find. What part of Switzerland are you in? My family lineages trace back to Hohenzollern (Motsinger family) and Guggisberg (Binggeli family).
     
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    I really appreciate your help very much! I'm having a hard time with this project. The greatest reference that I could get would be a blue print for a scale model that has profile cutouts on it for the fuselage and the wings. I found one for the Corsair once, but the B-17 is a hard nut to crack!

    I don't know those two families, but it's always nice to hear that someone recognizes Switzerland. The two towns sound familiar though, yet I don't think I've ever been there. I used to live in Brugg, which is near Zurich, for 20 years. Now I am in Houston, TX where I go to school at.

    Thank you again for all the help. It is highly appreciated and I will post pictures as soon as I have some.
     
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    WOW, that's EXACTLY what I need. Thank you so much!!!
     
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    Zarroun,

    As a 3d modeler myself I was wondering how your virtual B17 was coming along.... ?

    regards

    Simon
     
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    i remember years back someone did a 3D virtual model of a B-25 and posted it on the site, there's no way i'm looking for the link though :lol:
     
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