Coastal ID

Discussion in 'US Units' started by Wise1, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

  2. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    It's a PB-1G

    The aircraft is flying over Far Rockaway, New York.

    Coast Guard Aircraft

    Scroll down to the photographs and it's the second picture
  3. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    Cheers Kyt, was confident it was US but was not willing to look like a tit by first suggesting it just in case.
  4. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    From the aforementioned site:


  5. Andy in West Oz

    Andy in West Oz Senior Member

    Just the other day I was thinking about B-17s airdropping lifeboats and how it was done etc. Excellent stable platform for it. I wonder if they had problems with the parachutes dragging the boat under in rough (or any) weather?

    Some of the surviving, flying B-17s today were ex-lifeboat aircraft:

    Aero Vintage Books: B-17 Locator

    Looks like the one at RAF Hendon was a PB-1.



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