last page will show some of the other equipment used in the Flying
This is part of the hydraulic system. The black and red cylinders on
the left are accumulators.
Here is the electrical box for plugging
in the electrically heated flight gear. At altitude over Europe,
temperatures would drop well below zero Fahrenheit. Removing a glove
and touching a metal surface would cause the skin to stick to the metal.
Here is a junction box for the headset.
I seem to remember this one was in the radio operator's compartment.
Here is a part of the oxygen system for
the crew. This one was in the waist gunner's compartment.
These last 2 shots were actually not
within the crew compartment, but are part of the interior of the wheel
wells for the main landing gear.
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(B-17G "Nine-O-Nine"), the Commemorative Air Force (B-17G "Sentimental
Journey"), and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) (B-17G
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