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Started by Dogsbody , Aug 12 2017 11:39 AM

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#1 Dogsbody

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:39 AM

Hi everyone,

 

A few years back I was able to vist the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, England. In one of the hangars a B17 G ( I believe) was undergoing maintenance and I was able to take a few photos. I hope you like them.

 

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Rene

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:42 AM

continued.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:41 AM

The original Memphis Belle was a  B-17F and this one is a B-17G. What's the deal here? Did these guys not research this before hand? I know a LOT of WWII restored warbirds have phoney nose are. It just irks me to see this done when some research could provide more accurate nose art. Just my 2 cents worth.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:47 AM

Couldn't they have traced the name of the original craft from records?

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:50 AM

Memphis belle is the most famous B-17 of ww2 for a lot of people. That's probably the only reason they chose this name.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:53 AM

Fair enough, cool pix btw

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:39 AM



The original Memphis Belle was a  B-17F and this one is a B-17G. What's the deal here? Did these guys not research this before hand? I know a LOT of WWII restored warbirds have phoney nose are. It just irks me to see this done when some research could provide more accurate nose art. Just my 2 cents worth.

I was never under the assumption that this was to be a representation of the Memphis Belle having seen what was on the others side:

 

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Why they did that, I don't know but it is a bit confusing.

 

Rene



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:23 PM

Rene, those are very nice quality photos. The lighting in a museum setting like that is often difficult but you took some really good shots. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

Rene, those are very nice quality photos. The lighting in a museum setting like that is often difficult but you took some really good shots. Thanks for sharing!
Terry

Hi Terry, Thanks!. I agree that lighting in a museum often proves to be a challenge but luckily these shots came out alright. :) 

 

Rene




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