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41-2401 B-17E

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Douglas (Vega) as XB-38 with Allison V-1710 liquid cooled four-engine product assigned for USAAF to Lockheed-Vega to study four V-1710-89 V-12 liquid-cooled engines to contrast standard air-cooled Wright Cyclones along with other modifications. It first flew 19-May-43, but crash landed Tipton, Cal. 16-Jun-43 due to engine fire and one passenger killed. Salvaged. Never served in the UK

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2015 23:02:56 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 1-Jun-2015. Appended Model to title (convention used ofr aircraft that neve served in the UK); added Block Number , manufacturer, Edited Description (wrote out acronyms) converted dates to military-style signification per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story", Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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