19 ft. B-17 Flying Fortress Flying Together With 6 Other Warbirds
These Rc Planes Never Fail To Stun Us!
The 2013 Horizon AirMeet in Germany provided us with some great quality footage yet again. These hardcore World War II Rc enthusiasts have built some of our favorite models, including a few Corsairs, a Thunderbolt, a Texan and of course, the mighty Flying Fortress. You’ll also get a quick peek at a great looking Warhawk, but it didn’t make it too far off the ground before crashing. Too bad!
Here are some historical facts of some of these flying wonders:
- The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is the largest fighter aircraft to be powered by a single engine. Armed with four .50 caliber machine guns on each wing and able to carry 2,500 lbs. of bombs, it was a small flying arsenal
- The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft powered by a 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine. It was armed with 6 Browning machine guns and could load up 4 High Velocity Aircraft rockets and/or 2,000 lbs. of bombs
- The famous B-17 Flying Fortress is a heavy bomber powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-1690 radial engines, and is arguably America’s best bomber. Armed with 13 machine guns and turrets facing in all directions, it could load up just under 10,000 lbs. of bombs
These Rc pilots are true fans of these rare birds and are keeping our aviation history alive. Although not the same thing as watching real birds in action, this is still pretty darn amazing!