Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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This is the bomb-bay, as seen from the radio compartment, looking toward the cockpit.

A couple of more shots of the dummy 500 lbs. bombs.

Here is the radio operator's position and some of the radio equipment.

The radio operator also had a .50 caliber machine gun to man.

The radio operator's gun fired through the top of the fuselage and was not mounted in a turret. It was a simple swivel mount with a sliding track to pull it out through the open window for firing. This is the forward and aft view from that window.

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