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Odin_1964
04-06-2008, 07:32 PM
Ok, this will be the last series until I can get up to The Cavanaugh Museum up in addison & take pictures of their Heinkel 111 & their Me-109.

Co-Pilot's Side Rear of The B-17G w/The Waist Gunners Position, The Belly Turret & The Rear Escape Hatch Visible:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0011.jpg

Next Picture is of The Right Front on The Co-Pilots Side:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0012.jpg

The Spec Sheet For The B-17G:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0014.jpg

The Co-Pilots Side Bomb Bay Door:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0015.jpg

The Belly Turret From The Co-Pilots Side:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0016.jpg

Looking Inside The Right Rear Hatch, I Saw This. To Me, It Looks Like An Old Ice Cream Machine. Does Anybody Here Know What It Really Is?:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0017.jpg

The B-17G From The Front:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0019.jpg

Looking Up Inside The Hatch of The B-17G Directly Behind The Pilot's Position, I Saw These Tanks. Oxygen Perhaps?:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0020.jpg

Looking Through That Same Hatch Behind The Pilot & Up Into The B-17G:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0021.jpg

The War Had Ended Before This One Could Be Dropped, So They Decided To Keep It:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0022.jpg

Ok, Looking Up Into The Bomb Bay & Towards The Front of The B-17G. I Know, Not A Good Picture:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0023.jpg

Standing Inside The Bomb Bay & Looking Directly Overhead & To The Rear, We See The Dorsal Gun Position, Right?:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0024.jpg

Pilot's Side Rear of The B-17G w/The Waist Gun Position & The Belly Turret Visible:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0025.jpg

The Tail Section of The B-17G on The Pilot's Side:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0026.jpg

For Approximately $450.00 You Could Take A Ride in This Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0027.jpg

Another Side View of The B-17G, Taken From The Rear of The B-24 Liberator:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0029.jpg

Looking At The B-17G Where The Pilot Sits. Reminds Me of The TV Show & Movie Twelve O'Clock High:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/Odin1964/PICT0041.jpg

On A Closing Note, You Could Also Take a Ride in A 2 Seater North American P-51 Razorback Mustang Photo-Recon/Trainer For $2,250.00

ImMoreBetter
04-06-2008, 07:37 PM
Looking Inside The Right Rear Hatch, I Saw This. To Me, It Looks Like An Old Ice Cream Machine. Does Anybody Here Know What It Really Is?:

Looks like the auxiliary power generator, used to power or charge equipment when the plane is on the ground.

It's probably an older B-17, the later ones had it in the center of the floor.

Haigotron
04-06-2008, 09:39 PM
It's probably an older B-17, the later ones had it in the center of the floor.

(nervous and cocky): duh, I mean everyone knows that...sheesh..

ImMoreBetter
04-06-2008, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by Haigotron:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It's probably an older B-17, the later ones had it in the center of the floor.

(nervous and cocky): duh, I mean everyone knows that...sheesh.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes. E and F versions had a toilet in the center of the floor. The ground crews were instructed to tear it out along with the built-in thermos, the offset generator is just a carry over from those designs. The late B-17g's were slightly re-designed, with no insulation installed in the radio and nose compartments, centered aux generator, the re-emergence of the cheek turrets, and a new heating system.


Standing Inside The Bomb Bay & Looking Directly Overhead & To The Rear, We See The Dorsal Gun Position, Right?:

Yes, but the radio guns started going out of use in may of 1944, which is also the time they started switching over to only one waist gunner.


Looking Up Inside The Hatch of The B-17G Directly Behind The Pilot's Position, I Saw These Tanks. Oxygen Perhaps?:

Yes, there were 18 of those size bottles hidden throughout the bomber, they supplied oxygen for the central system, which could be plugged into at all the crew positions except for the ball turret. Each crew member also had smaller bottles so that they could move around without being connected to the central system.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/rustymusket/IMG_4107.jpg

Odin_1964
04-06-2008, 11:15 PM
Hold On a Minute. Are you telling me that B-17's had a Toilet on board?

ImMoreBetter
04-06-2008, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by Odin_1964:
Hold On a Minute. Are you telling me that B-17's had a Toilet on board?

Yes, on the B17E's and F's but the ground crews were told to tear them out before the flight crew got 'em.

Blottogg
04-06-2008, 11:42 PM
Looking Up Inside The Hatch of The B-17G Directly Behind The Pilot's Position, I Saw These Tanks. Oxygen Perhaps?:


Oxygen tanks are either yellow (low pressure) or green (high pressure/LOX), so those are probably compressed air, CO2 or nitrogen. The B-17 had a crank down emergency gear system IIRC, and didn't use compressed air, so I'm not sure what these tanks would be used for.

Great shots in any case. Thanks for posting.

Edit: Reading ImMoreBetter's post, I guess I'm wrong about that one. Not sure why they're not painted yellow or green though (as in his photo.) Uncharged place-holders, perhaps?

panther3485
04-07-2008, 06:34 AM
Nice pix, Odin_1964. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif