B-17 Post War
Artwork by Juanita Franzi
The active service of the B-17 extended well beyond the WWII. Its not well know that many countries, such as the Dominican Republic and Portugal, took delivery of their B-17s during the early-1950s.
While Portugal used their aircraft for Search and Rescue and photo reconnaissance, the Dominican Republic reportedly ungraded at least one B-17G ('2301') back to full military capability.
Meanwhile the USAF were converting old B-17s for various roles including VIP transport and missile target drones (top profile).
The drones were not intended to be destroyed; they filmed the trajectory of missiles as they made a close passes.
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15 July, 2020
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