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Strategic bombing. Carry large load of bombs over a long range and drop them on a target at high altitude.

The B-17 was a bomber. It's mission was to eliminate the enemy's ability to fight, transport supplies, and manufacture weapons and supplies to the troops. They targeted factories, trains and other types of transportation and enemy encampments.

In simple terms, it was built to vanquish to enemies ability to make war.

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The B-17 Flying fortress was a United States bomber used during World War 2.

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