Saturday, August 10, 2013

Old warbirds

Comrade Misfit tells us that one out of a thousand B-17s are still flying.  She has video.

UPDATE 11 August 2013 10:21: Updated to make the gender of the text agree with the gender of Comrade Misfit.  Bolshoe spasibo, Comrade!


Brad_in_IL said...


One in a thousand still flying is just about right. I believe there are ~10 airworthy B-17s in the US and one in the UK. If memory serves, about 12 and a half thousand of all types were built.

Watch your local skies for the Wings of Freedom tour from The Collings Foundation. They routinely travel with a B-17, a B-24 and a 2-seat P-51C. I'm a fan . . . can you tell?


Comrade Misfit said...

Thanks for the link!


(and it should read "she has video".... :) )

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