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Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress in Detail
Engines and Wings

n by Bryan Ribbans


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Port engines. Note the painted wheel hub covers with a red background; the same pattern is repeated in blue on the starboard side. 

Note also the panel lines around the engine cowlings. This is how panel lines should look on your model. :-)
 

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 


Close-up of the port inboard engine nacelle showing the exposed intercooler pipework. Interesting details  are the smaller pipes welded on there; I for one did not know that these existed. 

The profile of the wing intake can also be seen together with details of the stencilling on the prop blades. 
 

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 


Good shot of the starboard engine nacelles and prop hubs. Note the engine crankcases are painted light(ish) gray. And also the stencilling on each of the prop blades.

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 


Port wing between the two nacells showing the air intakes and the rubber de-icer boot.
 

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 


A poor shot this one but it shows the wing leading edge landing light located outboard of the outboard port engine nacelle. There are two lights in here, one big and a smaller one in the top right-hand corner of the aperture. It may be a reflector rather than a light.
 

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 


Port side of the fuselage from behind the wing root. Note the blotching of the medium green camouflage and the sharpness of the trailing edge.

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

 

Those thin trailing edges again and now you can see the other wheel hub cover in the blue background.

Photo: Bryan Ribbans

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