TITLE

FORTRESS IN THE SKY

AUTHOR(S)
O'LEARY, MICHAEL
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Air Classics;Jul2010, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article tells the story of the British Royal Air Force's (RAF) purchase of the Fortress I fighter aircraft from the U.S. during World War II. According to the author, the airplanes were Boeing Model 299T and were renamed Fortress I upon delivery to the RAF in 1941. He also describes the less-than successful initial flights of the airplanes and the damage that were incurred during the raids held by the RAF using the planes. The features of the aircraft are also described.
ACCESSION #
50224316

 

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