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B-17G "Arf n' Arf"

66.6k StrikeStrikeTheFighter  2.5 years ago


Dedicated to the crew of B-17G "Arf n' Arf", who died on November 8th, 1944. In special memory of Arnet Lee Furr, who was the pilot, and also my friend's Great Uncle.


About

On July 23rd, 1944, a currently unnamed B-17 Flying Fortress is parked on the tarmac in Glatton, England. But then, another B-17 was coming in to land. The problem was that the "Queen Bea", the landing B-17, had no hydraulics. They couldn't brake. So they landed, and then slammed into the first B-17 (serial 23806). 23806 was almost destroyed. The whole tail was just sliced off like a knife through butter. They thought it was not fixable. But they had an idea.
They cut off the tail section of 23806 and spliced on a new, unpainted tail. The crew then named the plane "Arf n' Arf", because of the appearance (Arf n' Arf means half and half in British talk). The B-17 now called Arf n' Arf (serial 238064) was famous, because of its legendary looks. The crew is as follows;



All was well, until November 8th, 1944. The 457th Bomb Group (Arf n' Arf's Group) sent up 36 planes to bomb the Leuna Oil Facility in Merseberg, Germany. The weather was very bad, forcing the group to recall the bombers. In the fog and haze over the English Channel, two B-17's collided. One B-17 "Bad Times Inc. II" came too low and sliced into "Arf n' Arf", cutting the plane in half (ironically in the same spot where they spliced it). The two pieces of "Arf n' Arf" spiraled down into the channel below. "Bad Times Inc. II" meanwhile survived the collision and followed the wreckage down. They saw a man in a life vest, and threw a dingy down to him. They had to fly back, and they alerted the sea planes to go and find them. Sadly, the sea planes came back and reported that they saw a dingy, but no man was in it.
All of the crew died, and "Arf n' Arf" was lost at sea.


My friend's Grandma's display of "Arf n' Arf" memorabilia at her house

Google Slides of "Arf n' Arf"


Features

  • contrails
  • custom landing gear made by me
  • internal bomb bay
  • opening bomb bay doors
  • realistic speed
  • almost 1:1 scale
  • bright lights
  • working turrets and guns

Notes

  • USE YAW ON TAKEOFF! IT WILL DRIFT OFF THE RUNWAY!
  • Trim: hold about 1/4 up for level flight.
  • AG1: Contrails (turn on at high altitude, recommended at 15,000 ft or higher)
  • AG2: Chin and nose guns; VTOL to rotate
  • AG3: Top turret and gun; VTOL to rotate
  • AG4: Ball turret and waist guns; VTOL to rotate
  • AG5: Tail gunner; VTOL to elevate
  • AG7: Open/shut bomb bay doors
  • AG8: Lights

Credits

Thanks to diegoavion84 for the nose. Couldn't have done this without it!


Screenshots Slideshow


Link to old Arf n' Arf

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 8 airplane(s) +63 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 80.5ft (24.5m)
  • Length 60.9ft (18.5m)
  • Height 18.6ft (5.7m)
  • Empty Weight 36,282lbs (16,457kg)
  • Loaded Weight 53,849lbs (24,425kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.148
  • Wing Loading 31.7lbs/ft2 (154.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,697.3ft2 (157.7m2)
  • Drag Points 17614

Parts

  • Number of Parts 509
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    Yeah, I made the plane really underpowered, sorry bout that @LuftwaffeAce262

    +1 2 months ago
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    Really is a tragic story. Is it just me or is its top speed really low?

    3 months ago
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    Ok thanks 👍@Strikefighter04

    6 months ago
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    I may make an A-20, but my list of builds is pretty full right now, so idk yet lol. Also, t change your profile pic, you need to go to your user settings and create and gravatar account, and change your image. @TheAceOfSpadez

    6 months ago
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    I just got used to this game lol

    6 months ago
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    Do you know how set a profile picture on an account? @Strikefighter04

    6 months ago
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    I would like a request for you to build because they are some good and bad models can you make the A-20 havoc? @Strikefighter04

    6 months ago
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    @Strikefighter04 great plane 👌

    6 months ago
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    Lol yeah it is very unique @Fartspoppop

    7 months ago
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    1,084 F1boss2018

    Sp logics: crashes upside down full of boom 25’s at 300 km/h bye bye propellers and no explosion, crashes at 125 km/h with no bombs, kaboom 💥

    7 months ago
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    Sad story for this b17 and its crew

    +1 7 months ago
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    Oh my it’s gonna be a long time, but alright lol @Fartspoppop

    8 months ago
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    1,084 F1boss2018

    Lol tag me when done@Strikefighter04

    8 months ago
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    I was thinking of doing that in a new version @Fartspoppop

    8 months ago
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    1,084 F1boss2018

    Imagine if u made a version that split in half

    8 months ago
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    Thanks! @WorldofWarships

    8 months ago
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    I downloaded this creation a year ago and noticing that you are the creator of this awesome historical bomber ! thankyou for upvoting my posts keep up the good work @Strikefighter04

    8 months ago
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    Thanks man! @CalebRepublic

    8 months ago
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    now that is how you do a replica

    8 months ago
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    Yep! @Nerfenthusiast

    9 months ago
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    I just noticed the Purple Heart in the display case @Strikefighter04

    9 months ago
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    4,683 HeavyC22

    Hey thanks for upvoting my bf109. Plz check out my profile!@Strikefighter04

    one year ago
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    I would love to do that, but I currently don't have a device capable of doing that. @GeneralOliverVonBismarck

    1.2 years ago
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    @Strikefighter04 i say this needs a remaster

    1.3 years ago
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    I mean, no problem. @cedblox332

    1.4 years ago
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