Swedish Fortress

The Boeing F-17 Fortress in Civil and Military Service

Jan Forsgren

Date Published :
February 2011
Publisher :
Series :
White Series
Illustration :
150+ b/w historical photos, 16 color pages with color profiles, & scale plans
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788389450876
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


Many USAAF aircraft landed in neutral Sweden during World War II. The Swedish authorities arranged to buy many of these from the US, to supplement their limited and aging aircraft stocks. The B-17 Flying Fortress was selected for conversion to an airliner, and Saab undertook the work. This book tells, for the first time in English, the story of these aircraft and their subsequent careers, in Sweden, Denmark and France. No other B-17s were ever used as airliners, so this is a unique addition to the well-known history of the Fortress.

Illustrated with many photos, both contemporary and of surviving airframes, and with color profiles of the color schemes carried by these aircraft. Detailed plans of the modified airframes are included.

About The Author

Jan Forsgren has an MA in History. He has had five books published previously, including two in English; ‘Swedish Fortresses’ and ‘Messerschmitt Bf 108’, both for MMP, as well as hundreds of aviation-related articles for various aviation magazines, including ‘Aeroplane’, the ‘Aviation Historian’ and ‘FlyPast’. He has also written articles on the Air Forces in South East Asia that are available on www.aeroflight.co.uk For Fonthill, he has written ‘Sinking the Beast: the 1944 RAF Lancaster Raids Lancaster Raids’.


"…combines well written narrative…with period photographs.”

- Model Airplanes International, April 2011

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