Movie Memphis Belle

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!

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The cockpit area.

The view from the very narrow bombing area.

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13 Responses to Movie Memphis Belle

  1. dhphotosite says:

    Wow haw cool is that! I never realized how tight/small it is inside these giant airplanes.

  2. Timothy Price says:

    B17s are cool. The Texas Raiders B17 stopped in Albuquerque last month. There are a lot of tight spaces in those planes.

  3. This plane has a great legacy. We had some WWII bombers visit Nashua a few years back and I went to see them. You’re right, they are tiny inside. It was all about the payload. Cheers

  4. Nancy says:

    Aren’t they incredible. Tiny inside… how did they do it?

    Seeing the inside of these Bombers is an awesome sight.

  5. Surprisingly small on the inside isn’t it?

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