Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle Walk Around Part 1

Photographs taken at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

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11 thoughts on “Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle Walk Around Part 1

      1. The underside of the Memphis Belle is pretty well lit, they even have lights positioned in the bomb bay. I also correct the white balance using Microsoft Office Picture Editor so the details can be seen.

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    1. They’ve done a fine job with the restoration. I would have liked to have seen more as well. It would have been great if they would have given the same treatment to the wheel wells that they did with the bomb bay.

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    1. I should probably do a post about this. There is much confusion on B-17 interior colors among modelers likely as a result of seeing restored warbirds. Boeing only painted the cockpit area, and that was in zinc chromate or the dark green, not Interior Green. Olive drab acoustical insulation was used on the interior. Doors between compartments were plywood, and equipment was in the colors provided by the subcontractor. All other areas were natural aluminum.

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      1. You should indeed post about it, then I will reblog it Jeff. I have two Monogram B-17 Gs, but I won’t repaint the interior since we can’t see much.

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