MANASSAS, Va. (CIRCA) - The B-17 aircraft was one of the most recognizable heavy bombers of World War II.
Nearly 13,000 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers were produced as part of the massive WWII military build-up.
Because of their long-range capability, they were known for flying into battle with no fighter escort.
There are fewer than 15 B-17s still airworthy; many of the aircraft were cut up for scrap after the war.
The Experimental Aircraft Association has restored a B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast. This aircraft was delivered too late to see action in World War II. It was used as a cargo hauler and an aerial mapping platform.
Interested in a behind-the-scenes look at a B-17 restoration? Jerry McLaughlin of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force will be presenting on the restoration of "City of Savannah" on Oct. 18 as part of the EAA Museum Speaker Series! Details: https://t.co/mS5eZXTTSF pic.twitter.com/YECicCO8qH— EAA (@EAA) October 13, 2018