B17 Fortress under attack - Gun camera film
The MK 108 Maschinenkanone 30 mm caliber autocannon manufactured by
A requirement for a heavy aircraft weapon for use against the Allied heavy
bombers. Requiring on average just four hits with high-explosive ammunition
to bring down a B-17 heavy bomber and a single hit to down a fighter.
There were two main types of ammunition for the MK 108 to use, a 30 mm
high-explosive self-destroying tracer ("M-Shell" or "Mine-Shell") and a 30
mm incendiary shell. The first type was designed to cause a maximum blast
effect by combining a very thin shell casing with the maximum load of
Tests carried out at Rechlin (where most of the Luftwaffe aircraft and
weapons tests were done) showed that with a "M-Shell" with 85 grains of
explosive, five hits could destroy a B-17 or B-24 bomber. The second type
of shell, the incendiary, was meant to be targeted at the fuel tanks of the
enemy plane. Since some penetrating force was still needed to overcome the
armor or airframe of the target, and not have the shell break up or explode
upon contact, a hydrodynamic fuse was fitted so that the shell only
exploded once it came into contact with liquid.
B-17 Engine Startup and Takeoff
This is a video of "Aluminum Overcast," a World War II B-17 bomber, taken
on April 11, 2003 as the engines were being fired up, followed by taxi and
takeoff. I truly love the sound of radial engines!! The location is Wiley
Post Airport in Oklahoma City, OK.
Liberty Belle startup.Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.Turn the sound up loud
and you can hear her purr.
F4U Corsair "Whistling Death" Flight Demonstration !
This is a compilation of clips of the Planes of Fame Museum's Corsair
(Chino, California) and includes some clips of the Palm Springs Air
Museum's own Corsair. Man, this thing just scoots, BIG TIME! Wow, just
Listen to the 2,000 horsepower generated by the
2,800 cubic inches of the supercharged, 18 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800!
You'll see during the flybys why the Japanese called this fighter the
This aircraft just leaps off the runway in just a few seconds, and
remember, the manifold pressure used today for takeoff with 100-octane
low-lead fuel is not anywhere near what could be used with the wartime,
130-octane+ fuel. Very impressive!
A Ride on the B17 'Nine O Nine'
A Ride on the Collings Foundation's WWII Era B-17 Bomber 'Nine O Nine' at
Moffett Field, CA. This plane is a replica of the original B17 nine o'
nine. Thanks to Alex for the Excellent Still Photos. See more of his work
19 ft. B-17 "Flying Fortress" (Aluminum Overcast)
Erstflug / Maiden 2013-04-20 MFC St.Margarethen (Austria)
Pictures of how to built:
Pilot: Peter Pfeffer "Peda"
Maßstab - Scale: 1:5.6
Spw - Wingspan: 5,70m (19 feet)
Länge - Lenght: 4.15m (14 feet)
Höhe - Hight: 1,06m (41.7")
Plan - Sketch: cdscaledesigns (paperwork ca. 60m ca. 15kg)
Motore - Engine: Armin DeVries 4x Vt 42 4T
RC control: Weatronic
Heckfahrwerk - Rear Gear: Wabo
Hauptfahrwerk - Main Gear: Eigenbau - selfmade
Gewicht - Weight: 85 Kg (187 pounds)
Project start: End of 2010
SECOND FLIGHT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iDHEI2RV00
WITH BIGGER ENGINES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oY8IFzi5Gg
B-17G Flying Fortress engine start-up and taxi
EAA's B-17G Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" starting 2-1-3-4 engines
and taxiing out, shot from very close range without zoom so you can really
hear those Wright R-1820 Cyclones rumble.
The high-pitched sound before number 2 engine is started at the beginning
is the starter, once it engages, the pilot counts 10 prop blades and hits
the primer switch until the engine catches.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - Jay Leno's Garage
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B17 Approach and Landing
Left downwind to landing in the B-17 Aluminum Overcast on Runway 30 @
Hillsboro, OR. Thanks Jude!
B17 Bomber Start up and Take off
I decided to set all three of my cameras on HD this time and set them at
different zooms to film this B-17 starting up. I realize I all ready
showed this taking off but if I didn't put that in the video over time I'd
just get a bunch of complaints that I should have shown it taking off or
I usually don't use my Casio EXF1's to film HD with but they actually work
quite well. My Panasonic has very good image stabilization compared to
the Casio's. I layered the clips from the three cameras in my editor and
sync'd them up. I picked the best audio of the three clips.
Joey from LivinBoB (YT channel from my home town) was covering the
Memorial Day flight and was filming a news piece for the TV station he
works for. He got a ride in the bomber in the nose-gunner position- but
almost missed the flight.