While the real B-17F Memphis Belle is now in the National Museum of the United States Air Force, this Belle starred in the 1990 film and is a very close copy of the real one. The real Belle is one of the Air Force’s most historic and famous World War II aircraft. It was only the third heavy bomber to complete 25 missions but the first to return to the United States where it went on a war bond tour.
At the show you were allowed to climb up into the aircraft and it was there that you realized just how narrow and tight everything was in there. Compared to the other planes and jets that went zipping and flipping across the sky, Belle just made her comparatively slow passes across the sky for everyone to see and that was just fine!
The cockpit area.
The view from the very narrow bombing area.