Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
August 29
Image Size
3.8 MB
Resolution
4320×2432
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
155
Favourites
22 (who?)
Comments
4

Camera Data

Make
Motorola
Model
XT1080
Shutter Speed
1/5293 second
Aperture
F/2.4
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Aug 26, 2014, 10:39:13 AM
×
Battered B-29 by roaklin Battered B-29 by roaklin
Add a Comment:
 
:iconskoshi8:
Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They were given the "fortress" moniker because of the concept in the 1920s and 30s that heavy bombers were all that were needed to defend a country or project power. Fixed fortifications were unnecessary, as were armies and navies. Even fighters were thought of a obsolete, as "bombers would always get through".
Reply
:iconroaklin:
roaklin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
The name was actually given by a news reporter seeing the prototype b17 or model 299. He said with all those guns it was a flying fortress. Boeing like the name and used it.
Reply
:iconnate657:
nate657 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
This was the bomber nick named the Flying Fortress right?
Reply
:iconroaklin:
roaklin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
No that was the B17 this is the following design called the Superfortress
Reply
Add a Comment: