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Film Archive - B-17 Design and Development

Fortress Of The Sky
(B-17 Flying Fortress) (1944)

This WWII film chronicles some of the design and development of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, which helped win the war.
This film was created as a tribute to the Boeing company workers during World War II.
1944, 23 minutes.


Production of a B-17 Flying Fortress from metal fabrication through final assembly (1944)

This WWII film chronicles some of the construction of the Boeing B-17 bomber.
Follow a bit of the manufacturing process for the B-17, from small metal parts, through fabrication into major components, to rolling out the door. World War II narrative.
1944, 23 minutes.


B-17s Turbo Supercharger system
War Department - Army Air Forces (1943)

Training film for on the line maintenance, depot maintenance, and flight operation of the turbo supercharger, using a B-17 for demonstration.
Detailed explanation of the theory and practice for proper operation of the interdependent elements of the Flying Fortress high altitude breathing system.
1943, 22 minutes.


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