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Offline Leading Observer

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B-17 Loon Launcher
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:17:10 am »
Whilst on holiday in the USA earlier this month, I visited the USAAF Museum at Wendover in Utah. The Museum is on the site of the USAAF's largest Bomber training base, and its where the B-29 crews for the Atomic bomb missions trained and has the only remaining bomb pit used to load the large bombs on the B-29's. In a short video about the base there is a glimpse of a B-17 carrying what looked like a V-1, and a bit of research reveals the following photos
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Loon_B17.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Loon_B17_Firing.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/B-17-JB-2-1944.png
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=skLTMziYQow
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Re: B-17 Loon Launcher
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 04:34:31 am »
Cool.  I have an urge to build something similar.
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Re: B-17 Loon Launcher
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 09:24:55 am »
If an He-111 could launch one it should have been a doddle for a B-17.
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