The Boeing B-17 was the first mass-produced, four-engine heavy bomber. Used throughout World War II for strategic bombing, the plane earned a reputation for its toughness and versatility. Carrying a crew of ten, and 8, 000 pounds of bombs on long range missions, the '17 wreaked havoc on Germany during the critical years 1942-45. The qqMemphis Belle, qq the first B-17 to fly 25 missions over Europe, is perhaps the most famous plane to emerge from the European Theatre. Originally printed by the United States Army Air Force in December of 1942, the B-17 Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know about the qQueen of the Skies.q Originally classified qRestricted, q the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.(1) In those airplanes that are provided with this type of lighting the pilota#39;s and copilota#39;s mstrumonts are lighted by ... To operate, hold the switch in the aquot;STARTaquot; position (or approximately two seconds. ... The intake or suction side is connected either to the vacuum instruments or to the surface de-icer system, depending uponanbsp;...
|Title||:||B-17 Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual|
|Author||:||Periscope Film LLC|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2006-04|