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Friday, October 16, 2009
B-17. Not a Fortress. Still Flying
Swedish Saab B-17 warplane is very different from its American namesake. Developed in late 1930s it was employed by different air forces (Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Ethiopian) in a multitude of roles - from dive bomber to target tug. It was compact, sturdy and could be fitted with every kind of landing gear - wheels, floats, skis. 322 built.