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Swedish Fortresses, the Boeing B-17 Fortress in Civil and military service  9788389450876

Swedish Fortresses, the Boeing B-17 Fortress in Civil and military service (Mushroom 9788389450876)

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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:WW2
ISBN/Box:9788389450876
Series:Mushroom Mag. Spec. 9112
Publisher/Brand:Mushroom
Author:Jan Forsgren
Format:a4
No. Pages:128
Version:hb
Language:English
Availability:only 2 remaining

This product was added to our database on Friday 31 December 2010.


Category Aviation Books, Subcategory WW2, ISBN/Box 9788389450876, Series Mushroom Mag. Spec. 9112, Publisher/Brand Mushroom, Author Jan Forsgren, Format a4, No. Pages 128, Version hb, Language English

Many USAAF aircraft landed in neutral Sweden during WW2. The Swedish authorities arranged to buy many of these from the US, to supplement their limited and ageing aircraft stocks. The B-17 Flying Fortress was selected for conversion to an airliner, and Saab undertook the work. This book tells, for the first time in English, the story of these aircraft and their subsequent careers, in Sweden, Denmark and France. No other B-17s were ever used as airliners, so this is a unique addition to the well-known history of the Fortress.
Illustrated with many photos, both contemporary and of surviving airframes, and with colour profiles of the colour schemes carried by these aircraft. Detailed plans of the modified airframes are included.

Story of the "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby" restoration is included.
A4 HB plus A2 fold-outs with profiles of 40cm
Pages - 128 (64 in colour)



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