Boeing 307 Stratoliner

August 21, 2022 PE Matt 0

In 1935 with design work for the B-17 well underway, Boeing decided to create a civilian airliner from the same basic design. Borrowing the wings, engines, landing gear and tail from the B-17 and marrying […]

The South Pacific Air Ferry Route

December 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

In mid-1941 the USAAF began to build up its strength in the Philippine Islands. The Far East Air Force was to be reinforced so that it could effectively defend the islands from potential Japanese incursions, […]

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

September 25, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Boeing B-17 was designed in response to any Army requirement for a long range heavy bomber to replace the existing B-10 and B-12. Due to a crash involving the first prototype the Boeing design […]