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Old 10-03-2019, 02:05 PM   #32
Charlie T
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Originally Posted by ITD View Post
My understanding is the B17 is a handful to fly when everything is working properly. S.
My understanding is exactly the opposite. The B17 was known to "almost fly itself" during WWII. This plane could suffer much damage from flack and fighters yet still survive to bring it's crew home safely. More than once a B17 was brought home and safely landed by a pilot who was heavily wounded. I of course don't have first hand knowledge of this as I"m not old enough to be a WWII vet but I've read and watched enough accounts from those that were there to know the B17 a remarkable piece of machinery to fly.
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