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B-17 – Boeing

B-17 – Boeing The B-17 bomber, also known as the Flying Fortress, was developed by Boeing and went on to become perhaps the most widely recognized plane used in World War II. Its prototype, designated Boeing Model 299 flew for the first time in July of 1935. History Following changes to the model 299, 13 B-17s were...
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Gloster Meteor

The Gloster Meteor claims a special spot in aircraft history. Under war time pressures, the first Meteor flew on March 5, 1943, and went into combat against V-1 flying bombs by late July 1944. Meteor Quick Facts   Max speed: 600 mph Ceiling: 43,000 ft. Range: 980 miles. Type: Single seat interceptor,...
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