The B-17 bomber was one of the most famous bombers in World War II for
the United States. This amazing bomber gained its fame by for
its effective daytime surprise attacks on Germany. The B-17 bomber,
or also known as the "Flying Fortress" has thirteen machine guns
and got its nickname, Flying Fortress, because the B-17 was well equipped
heavy armor and many guns. Both of those weapons provided useful
help in the attacks in many battles against enemy fighters.