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 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.