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MrBlueSky1960
09-08-2007, 06:14 AM
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1076662048&channel=934185178

MrBlueSky1960
09-08-2007, 06:14 AM
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1076662048&channel=934185178

Deedsundone
09-08-2007, 06:26 AM
Two hand held machinguns in the nose at 2:31.Never seen that before.

leitmotiv
09-08-2007, 06:45 AM
The AAF thought the B-17 was too fast to require nose armanent. Their confidence was such that the B-17 had no armor to protect the pilots from head-on fire. The B-17E's bombardier had a heavily armored seat facing forward---such was the confidence all fire would come from aft. The first model B-17Fs had recesses in each side of the nose blister for .30 cal. machine guns. This was the standard nose armament from the B-17C. In service, the AAF found the .30 cal. nose armament was inadequate. The first solution was to exchange the .30s for .50s, and this required an architecture of tubular supports to hold the guns (visible in close-ups of MB's nose). Later, the Fs were built with a clean, smooth blister nose without the recesses. In depots, they would cut the blister in the center to fit a single or dual mount .50 in a cut-out which allowed a bit of up/down and lateral play. These, too, required an architecture of tubular supports for the gun(s). Aircraft intended for lead bombardiers were not fitted with blister guns because they could not be carried along with the bombsight---the paraphernalia of the gun(s) got in the way of the sight. The story of the B-17F's nose armament, including the development of the "cheek gun" positions, is a complex one, and rarely explained.

BrotherVoodoo
09-08-2007, 08:48 AM
Great find, thanks for the link sir!

T_O_A_D
09-08-2007, 10:24 AM
And here she is today, as of two weeks ago. Dayton restoration.

I couldn't decide wich ones not to show so you get them all.

I may have some more, from another Virtual pilot that went there that week also. I need to look at her stuff, plus get permission to share it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle1.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle1.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle2.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle2.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle3.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle3.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle4.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle4.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle6.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle6.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle7.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle7.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle8.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle8.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle9.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle9.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle10.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle10.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle11.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle11.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle12.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle12.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle13.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle13.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle14.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle14.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle15.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle15.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle16.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle16.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle17.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle17.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle18.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle18.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle19.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle19.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle20.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle20.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle21.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle21.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle22.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle22.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle23.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle23.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle24.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle24.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle25.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle25.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle26.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle26.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle27.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle27.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle28.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle28.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle29.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle29.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle30.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle30.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle31.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle31.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle32.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle32.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle33.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle33.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle34.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle34.jpg)

The top turrent is the only part that is completed in its restoration.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle35.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle35.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/th_MemphisBelle36.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/Aircraft%20Pics/Memphis%20Belle/MemphisBelle36.jpg)

She will be fully restored to flying condition, but she will never be fired up, once finished.

carguy_
09-08-2007, 12:57 PM
A very nice movie, though it shows things a bit too mildly.Looked like a walk in the park.Maybe because the 1944 date.