B-17F vs Fw 190A: A frontal attack better.

B-17F vs Fw 190A: Better a frontal attack.

Heavily armed the B-17 Flying Fortress really honored their name. When they began to appear en masse above another “Fortress” (Festung Europa) the Luftwaffe had to find the way to crack those stubborn nuts.
The clever B-17 model depicted here had clearly delimited with lattice the cone of fire of the various gun stations to teach how to attack it….in the early E/F models the nose was the weakest part.

Only the Braves.

Photo: Bundesarchiv

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