|Title||B-17 Flying Fortress bomber at Boeing factory, Seattle, 1936 |
|Caption||An early model of the B-17 Flying Fortress sits outside a Boeing factory. Under military contract, the bomber went from design to flight test in just 12 months. Making its first flight on July 28, 1935, it was Boeing's first military aircraft with a flight deck instead of an open cockpit and was armed with bombs and five.30-caliber machine guns. Boeing plants built 6, 981 of more than 12, 000 B-17's delivered during World War II. The Fortresses were legendary for bringing their crews home safely even when damaged.|
In 1936 Boeing spent $250, 000 to build a new 61, 750-square-foot assembly plant adjacent to Boeing Field to meet the production demands for the Flying Fortress.
|Notes||B-17 Bomber also known as Boeing B-17 and Flying Fortress [note from the Library of Congress Authority File].|
Handwritten on image: Boeing Bomber.
Handwritten on sleeve: AIRPLANES, Boeing, B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber.
Caption information source: P-I research files, www.boeing.com
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 4, 1936.
|Subjects||B-17 Bomber; Bombers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Factories--Washington (State)--Seattle; Hangars--Washington (State)--Seattle; Laborers--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.155 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |