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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:08 pm 
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While you're at it could someone tell me the size of the tail wheel tire on a B-17? My late friend, Gus Vincent that used to own the Catalina N9521C, once told me the nose tire on the Cat is the same as a B-17 tail wheel tire, 30" I was hoping some of the folks on WIX here could find out for me. The nearest B-17 for me to look at is the one in Tulare, CA. Thanks.

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Here are some pics of the radio room of B-17E 41-9032 "My Gal Sal," which I believe has been restored to factory specs.

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That is an awesome rebuild.

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Thanks for all the great pics! I am getting some good ideas for how I want to construct the display- I have it sketched out on paper at the moment. I think the first version may get redone completely- Might just take that one & use it as a home mount, and build version 2 completely form scratch- since I was going to do a 90% overhaul anyway...

Anyone have a good shot of the BC-375 transmitter table? I have gotten a few good details, but need a side shot for some more clarification of its construction.

Thanks everyone for posting the great pics!

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Looks like a radiused 1-1/2 inch ply with beaded metal edging with a extruded 1" square tube stock leg brace*

*measurements by WAG method (Wild A$$ Guess)


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Steve,
That's a fantastic restoration of "My Gal Sal".I wasn't even aware that there was an "E" model in a restored condition.One very minor difference is the crank handle extensions compared to the manual.How's that for nit-picking?

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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mclaydon/

follow this link, click on aircraft walkthroughs, B-17 and enjoy


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Nice walkthrough pics there
A little different from the "my Gal Sal", as this one has a used, lived in look to it. Interesting shot of the Radio station overhead .50. I had not seen that particular mount.


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Fortress Fan- That site gets my highest praise! FRAPPIN' SMURFTASTIC!

Thanks!

And thanks again to everyone helping with this project! I am anticipating starting to build it sometime shortly after the holiday next week.(For our overseas correspondents, I am referring to "Thanksgiving", where the original settlers gave thanks to the Almighty for getting them off that stinking little wooden boat after a long Atlantic crossing, and for delivering them to a land full of people to take land from...Please make any rebuttals to this bit of sick humor a separate thread, in order to retain the sanctity of the B-17 Radio Room thread... Thanks!)

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Thanks again to everyone who sent pics- I hate to ask- does anyone have good close up pics of the back side of each of the bulkheads holding radio gear? I am trying to get an idea of the support construction behind...

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Here is a shot showing most of the starboard bulkheads' front(back)

http://www.mrprophead.com/b24b17/B17_BAYRadi.jpg


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I'll try and post some pix tomorrow :D ( Sat Dec 6th )

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As promised ~ after a quick trawl thru my digital files :D

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I hope these help ! :wink:

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Thanks! They give me a few more good ideas :)

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Robbie,
I don't suppose that these pictures will help your project,but I ran across them in an old manual that covered the YB (Y1B)-17 through the B-17D.The radio room picture isn't the best quality,but it's from the B-17B.

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This one shows the armament layout for the B-17B

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This one is for the B-17C and must be from after they were upgraded to near D model specs as it features twin .50's in the uper and lower positions

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This is from the B-17D and is nearly identical to the C model diagram

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Here are the emergency exit diagrams for the B-17,the B-17B and the B-17C

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