Flying Fortress captured

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Flying Fortress captured

Postby pampa14 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:25 pm

One of the main and most important Allied bombers, the B-17 was sparked interest and greed target of Germans and Japanese during WW2. Inevitably some planes were captured and tested by the enemy. I share with you the link below that has some photos of these planes, some rare, with German and Japanese markings. To see the photos, visit the link below:

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Re: Flying Fortress captured

Postby FNG » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:54 pm

You do wonder how they managed to capture a working plane, especially ones that operate from bases very far behind the lines

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Re: Flying Fortress captured

Postby TISO » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:44 pm

Not really. Japanese planes were the ones they got early in the war after Phillipines and NEI (Java mostly) campaigns where they were damaged and left behind. Japanese captured and fixed them. German planes were damaged i.e. crashlanded birds that they managed to fix and get airborne again.
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Re: Flying Fortress captured

Postby Ricky » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:14 am

Interestingly bits of crashed US bombers occasionally found their way into prototype aircraft - for example the nosewheels on the Ju 287 prototype were from a B-24
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