The B-17 Boeing Flying Fortress was notorious amongst the Luftwaffe pilots during the Second World War, rumours of the plane’s ability to withstand staggering levels of damage and stay airborne still circulate over 70 years later.

Rather brilliantly, you can actually buy the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Owners Manual, it’s produced by Haynes and runs through everything you need to maintain and restore your trusty B-17.

It’s the sort of thing a man needs on his bookshelf, for reasons his wife will just never understand.

Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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