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B17 Sentimental Journey
Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Glens Falls, NY.

On July 21 2014, one of the last surviving B17 aircraft, the Sentimental Journey landed at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Glens Falls NY. She was open for public viewing and air tours for a week. Here are some of my shots from that day.

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The B-17 Sentimental Journey was restored by and is owned and operated by the Commemorative Air Force. She is a Model B-17g.   high-res

Seen thru the plexiglass nose is the Norden Bombsight.   high-res

The Sentimental Journey is a World War II heavy bomber.   high-res

That's the ball turret under the belly. A gunner was inside the turret to operate the .50 caliber machine guns.   high-res

The tail gunner had another 2 machine guns for rear defense.   high-res

A look up one of the bomb bays. Total bomb capacity was 8,000 pounds.   high-res

B-17 Sentimental Journey has 4 Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial engines, 9 cylinders and 1,200 horsepower each.   high-res

The aircraft weighs 36,000 pounds empty, and carries 2,780 gallons of fuel in the tanks, enough for 14 hours of flight.   high-res

The guns are everywhere, they are Browning .50 caliber machine guns, 13 in total.   high-res

Last look at Sentimental Journey, a World War II B-17g.   high-res

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