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B-17F Memphis Belle

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3D Model Specifications
Product ID:536634
UV Mapped:Yes
Unwrapped UVs:Mixed
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B-17F Memphis Belle

This model has the Flight deck and Bombardier's position camera ready.

B-17F Memphis Belle

The B-17 Flying Fortress 'MEMPHIS BELLE' (Serial No. 41-24485) was one of 12,750 B-17's built. The BELLE was the most famous because she was the first heavy bomber in Hitler's European war theatre to complete 25 combat missions and keep her entire crew alive. She flew for 10 months from November 7, 1942 to May 17,
1943. The command generals had set 25 missions as an incentive for air crews to go home. Morale was extremely low because 80% of the bombers were shot down during the first three months of America's combat flights over Europe.

The BELLE shot down eight enemy fighters, probably destroyed five others, and damaged at least a dozen more. She dropped more than 60 tons of bombs over Germany, France and Belgium. During her 25 missions she flew 148 hours, 50 minutes, and covered more than 20,000 combat miles. She is the only B-17 to have her own file in the Air Force Film Depository.

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