The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a heavy bomber of the US Air Force used in World War II. It was designed and manufactured by Boeing Airplane Company and it was known for it´s ability to survive the heaviest damage in combat, the B-17 outperformed it two competitors by Douglas and Martin. Because of machine guns at the nose, the top and the underside of the aircraft it is able to defend itself even against enemy fighters, what gaves it an outstanding surviveability. No other bomber at this time dropped as many bombs over Germany than the B-17 Flying Fortress.
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