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B-17G "Arf n' Arf"

33.5k Strikefighter04  1.1 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

  • 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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    Also for a link to an image, this:
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    8 days ago
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    Well, to play on multiplayer, you need a PC, and I don't have one unfortunately. And yes I know the Boxcar! I may make one, I'll put on my list. @Acepiolt58

    8 days ago
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    1. The English Channel is the stretch of ocean between England France
    2. No problem
    3. Yep, a German jet bomber
    4. Yeah, Arf n' Arf was not named yet
      @Acepiolt58

    8 days ago
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    Yes, the real plane is still lost in the English Channel. @Acepiolt58

    8 days ago
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    it was the one of the three left that landed on a frozen lake after being shot down and it was fished out of the river after the war @xGeneralFischx

    one month ago
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    Oh cool @Nerfenthusiast

    one month ago
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    my parents met one of the crew of the Halifax at the Raf museum in London @xGeneralFischx

    one month ago
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    Yeah @Nerfenthusiast

    one month ago
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    have you heard of the Halifax bomber @xGeneralFischx

    one month ago
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    Oh ok.@Strikefighter04

    one month ago
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    Oh, because I went off of the definition:
    material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas, consisting of crushed rock mixed with tar.
    - a runway or other area surfaced with tarmac.
    @AerialFighterSnakes

    one month ago
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    Ok I can’t help but correct you but there is no such thing as the tarmac. It just doesn’t exist. It’s either the runway, taxiway, or the ramp/apron.

    +1 one month ago
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    Ok @Strikefighter04

    one month ago
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    I can't get on Discord right now, but maybe later? @xGeneralFischx

    one month ago
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    Ok will do @xGeneralFischx

    one month ago
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    Yes. I had many other relatives who fought in wars. If either of you wanna hear their stories tell me on the SPRP discord @Nerfenthusiast @Strikefighter04

    one month ago
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    he shall be remembered by us also my dads uncle was a b-24 navigator @xGeneralFischx

    one month ago
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    It's amazing the sacrifice people give to save others. @xGeneralFischx

    one month ago
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    My Great great uncle was B-24 pilot who sacrificed his life to save his crew @Strikefighter04 @Nerfenthusiast

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    i know he didn't die in war as he sadly died a few years ago @Strikefighter04

    3 months ago
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    Sweet! @Nerfenthusiast

    3 months ago
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    @Mookr @Strikefighter04 my dad's uncle was a b24 navigator and my dad now has his watch they used to keep time while in the air

    +1 3 months ago
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    4,389 Trijets

    That's it I am doing "Old 666"

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    Thank you! @ChiChiWerx

    3 months ago
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    18.8k ChiChiWerx

    Don’t know why I hadn’t seen this before. Very moving story as well, very nice build.

    +2 3 months ago
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