B-17G "Arf n' Arf"

by   18.8k Strikefighter04  8 months ago


Dedicated to the crew of B-17G "Arf n' Arf", who died on November 8th, 1944. In special memory of Arnett 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

  • 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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    Huh, try different physics. @Notvarysimpleplanes

    20 days ago
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    @Strikefighter04 i did but it keep doing it

    +1 20 days ago
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    Trim @Notvarysimpleplanes

    20 days ago
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    how do you fly it its keeps going up?

    +1 20 days ago
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    OH MY... This is epic! So cool! @CptJacobson

    21 days ago
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    2,684 CptJacobson

    And he also told me the scary story Bad Times inc.II told them he his plane was the third one to go up and look @Strikefighter04

    +1 21 days ago
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    2,684 CptJacobson

    Um wait a minute your Freind’s great uncle was on arf n’ arf my Freind’s great grandpa was on one of those sea planes looking for it he told me the story of Arnold Palmer plane as he called @Strikefighter04

    +1 21 days ago
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    2,590 Phaz3Shift

    @Strikefighter04 Wow, that's incredible! Great job and very cool info!

    +1 one month ago
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    Hey @Phaz3Shift, remember you helped me with my old B-17? Well, check this out!

    one month ago
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    Yeah. Thanks! @Mookr

    one month ago
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    607 Mookr

    My great-grandfather flew a Lancaster bomber for the Australian Air Force. Luckily, he joined later, so the war ended before his training finished. This reminds me of him. It is sad to see that people so young and with so much life to live die in a totally avoidable conflict.

    +1 one month ago
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    Thanks! @CCCP

    one month ago
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    Aww... thanks man. @Noodles

    2 months ago
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    Thanks for the info. Very sad story, I’m crying on the inside.

    +1 2 months ago
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    No problem! @getorge

    +1 2 months ago
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    36.4k getorge

    Thanks, I’ll give a credit!@Strikefighter04

    +1 2 months ago
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    Oh sure man! That is completley fine! @getorge

    +1 2 months ago
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    36.4k getorge

    Can I use your smoke trails on my Hypebeast?

    +1 2 months ago
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    Yeah it is. Thanks for the upvote! @ThePrototype

    3 months ago
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    14.3k ThePrototype

    So sad the crew died....

    +1 3 months ago
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    Thanks! @TroyBoy

    +1 3 months ago
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    Thanks! @VeryUnprofession

    3 months ago
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    XD @shipster

    3 months ago
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    2,656 shipster

    @Anonymous445 congrats on silver! ;)

    3 months ago
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    2,656 shipster

    @Strikefighter04 Hahaha :) I remember I was up at like 3 in the morning when I uploaded my most popular missile. That took me to Silver!

    3 months ago
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