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B-17F "Memphis Belle" (Boeing)

86.5k Johndfg  5.9 years ago
Auto Credit Based on AntiSphere's Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle

Thanks for your support! I'm glad you like this so much! :)

MOBILE FRIENDLY VERSION HERE: https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/HULDsH/B-17F-Memphis-Belle-MOBILE

Detached cockpit version: https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/QL8i9k/B-17F-Memphis-Belle-with-detached-cockpit

My 1:1 scale B-17 "Memphis Belle" with a hugely detailed outside and even a detailed interior. I tried to make this thing as detailed as possible, and it is definitely my best work.

A huge thanks to @Antisphere for his help with the wing design, ailerons, flaps, and numerous other parts of this builds. Check him out, I couldn't have built this without him.
Thanks to @AeroEngineering for his help with the bomb bay doors.

The Memphis Belle was one of the first B-17 United States Army Air Forces heavy bombers to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact.

INSTRUCTIONS
AG8 + VTOL = flaps
AG1 + VTOL down = Open bomb bay doors
AG2 - 3 = drop bombs

Mobile friendly version coming soon

This is by far my favorite creation, I hope you enjoy!
-John

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle
  • Successors 5 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 101.7ft (31.0m)
  • Length 81.2ft (24.7m)
  • Height 28.8ft (8.8m)
  • Empty Weight 59,156lbs (26,833kg)
  • Loaded Weight 70,327lbs (31,900kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.17
  • Wing Loading 34.4lbs/ft2 (168.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,041.6ft2 (189.7m2)
  • Drag Points 37882

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1161
  • Control Surfaces 1
  • Performance Cost 3,351
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    I crazy how they get some of the rarest and most abstract works in one place @Bobobobob

    2 days ago
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    826 Bobobobob

    @GloriusSU35 just found out it is the oldest and largest aviation museum in the WORLD! Can you believe that that is amazing.

    22 days ago
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    826 Bobobobob

    @GloriusSU35 yeah I know I actually went there last summer and it is BIG 4 hangers now that is the most hangers I've seen used for a museame at one time although they could update the virtual tour and actually add more hot spots and descriptions for all of the aircraft because most of the info boards are impossible to read

    28 days ago
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    @Bobobobob it’s honestly one of the coolest air force museums

    28 days ago
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    826 Bobobobob

    Oh and if you live in Dayton or just if you go and you like Chile dogs there is a place quite a few of my family worked at called BK look it up they have amazing Chile dogs

    28 days ago
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    826 Bobobobob

    @GloriusSU35 I've been there it is an awesome museum. They have lots of airplanes(and other stuff other than air planes) they also have the type of missile my dad worked with the Minute Man III.

    28 days ago
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    is this the steam banner plane

    4 months ago
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    @Airlancashire thx

    7 months ago
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    2,971 Airlancaster

    Dayton Ohio @LordPilot10

    7 months ago
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    @Airlancashire where is it

    7 months ago
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    sad the gunner positions don't do anything. but still 9/10

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    2,971 Airlancaster

    If ya wanna see this in real life, go to the Dayton usaf air force museum

    1.3 years ago
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    I’m so happy to live close to the national Air Force museum in Ohio there are so many cool planes like the A-10 ac-130 gunship, b-29 and so much more including the b-17 I remember about 1.5 years ago they did a flyby with a squadron of b-17s and p-51 mustangs it was breathtaking

    1.3 years ago
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    0 Spazzy

    This is a really good plain but the one really big down side is the bomb bay doesn't work 7/10

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    It should be for a IOS

    1.7 years ago
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    why is bay bomber now working?

    +6 1.7 years ago
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    0 Fugin

    Auto pilot is to danegorus for this plane :l

    1.8 years ago
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    I jumped it at the jump zone and it lost its 3 of its engines a one landing gear :)

    +1 1.9 years ago
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    8,864 UraniumOxide

    I actually saw this exact plane at the Dayton Air and Space Museum. I got to touch it.

    +2 2.1 years ago
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    11.4k beenz

    The shape feels so wrong

    +1 2.4 years ago
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    Nice this plane is awesome but just one downside there is no functional guns on the craft

    +2 2.7 years ago
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    27.7k Armyguy1534

    @Nuclearbomber36 that was cool

    2.7 years ago
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    I want to go there to see the b-36 @Armyguy1534

    2.7 years ago
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    27.7k Armyguy1534

    @Nuclearbomber36 yes it is in the national air force museum in Ohio

    2.7 years ago
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    Really? @armyguy1534

    2.7 years ago
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