One of Boeing's finest creations...found it at Eglin AFB's USAF Armaments Museum near Ft. Walton, Florida.
Just a little detour on my way home brought me to this nifty place with all sorts of aircraft to stare at and touch.
One of the first nes that you see there is this B-17G out front, in all it's 1944 glory...from a distance, anyway.
A padlock? Seriously? It's like they knew I was coming or something.
You can still get right up them to look them over, which is nice.
Sharp ball turret under this one.
Sadly, the closer you get, the more you see that they are mostly just painted up pretty for static display. All of the glasswork had been ruined by the southern sun, and the interiors are pretty much stripped.
The pilot in me wants to see this aircraft back in the air again where it belongs. And given enough time and money, it could be done, but that's not the Air Force's goal here, per the aircraft maintainer that I talked to for quite a while.
They are all here to be maintained as static displays, and in that regard, they're doing a pretty decent job. I'll have more pics of the rest of them later, but enjoy these for now. I know I enjoyed taking them.