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Old 06-25-2019, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Is B-17G going to get roughmet patch?

It doesn't look very shiny atm.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:59 PM   #2
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first of all I would prefer to see a crew on board and not a ghost plane
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:46 PM   #3
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B-17 wasn't shiny as in polished during WW II.
For several reasons, visibility and labor being among them.

The shiny polished warbirds is an airshow thing.

Back then they were tools for a serious purpose.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:57 PM   #4
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@Sporg Here! Fetch.
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:07 PM   #5
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Exactly.
The empty plane looks strange.
I am also waiting for the appearance of the crew on board B-17.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:48 PM   #6
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Exactly.
The empty plane looks strange.
I am also waiting for the appearance of the crew on board B-17.
How about being able to load bombs and send them on a bombing mission?
Kinda strange to have a bomber with no bombs let alone no crew.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:57 PM   #7
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How about being able to load bombs and send them on a bombing mission?
Kinda strange to have a bomber with no bombs let alone no crew.

Huh?
The B17 in DCS has bombs and will drop them
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first of all I would prefer to see a crew on board and not a ghost plane
And proper high-RoF .50cals instead of the "thunk thunk thunk" 20mm sniper cannons it shoots.
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:01 AM   #9
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This photo showcases how the natural aluminum typically looked on a B-17G in active service. It also shows my favorite version of the plexiglass nose: no seam or frame except where the flat plate is for the norden bombsight.
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:03 AM   #10
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Many bare aluminum fighters were polished for speed. It wouldn't surprise me if a few B-17s were given a similar treatment. If they were concerned about being spotted, they would have kept painting them. Instead the focus was on saving weight and money once air superiority was pretty much achieved.
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