Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress: THE Badass Turret.

Magnificent photo of the Flying Fortress’ classic tail turret. This “alive” turret belong to the very airworthy B-17G “Nine O Nine”. Such a gorgeous “casemate” shape and equipped with its definitely dated old ring and head sight…, just plain glorious. This cramped and firing angle-limited turret was replaced in later G-models by the “Cheyenne” tail turret -developed by the United Air Lines’ modification center at Cheyenne, Wyoming. A more modern design: with wider firing angles, reflector sight, roomier, confortable…..and definitely a lot less cooler.

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3 thoughts on “Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress: THE Badass Turret.

  1. Pingback: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress: Cheyenne!! | The Dreamy Dodo

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