Fortress

Aug 27 2010 Fortress BY admin TAGS History

 

For the past few days the airport has hosted one of history's most famous airplanes: a B17 Flying Fortress. The Liberty Bell is one of only a handful of B17s that still fly. This Saturday, August 28, the Liberty Bell is open for tours at the airport's General Aviation Complex. More information is available from the Liberty Foundation.

 

Liberty Belle at Springfield-Branson National Airport

 

Art Deco design with Varga inspired emininity

Art Deco design with Varga inspired femininity

 

 

When you get up close and personal with this aircraft you realize why it was the Flying Fortress: four .50 caliber machine guns protrude from the nose. The plane has a total of 13 machine guns, each capable of firing 13 rounds per second.

When you get up close and personal with this aircraft you realize why it was the Flying Fortress: four .50 caliber machine guns protrude from the nose. The plane has a total of 13 machine guns, each capable of firing 13 rounds per second.

 

Aerodynamic beauty.

Aerodynamic beauty

 

.50 waist gun

.50 caliber waist gun

 

Seen from the rear

Seen from the rear

 

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