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80 years for Boeing's B-17
80 years ago, Boeing gambled the company's future on the design of a new four engine heavy bomber. In one year, this bomber went from "design board" to first flight, and Boeing paid for it out of its own pocket. It paid off BIG when the US Army decided to buy the B-17. In all, Boeing sold more than 12 thousand to the U-S, but eight decades later - there are only about 12 of them that remain in flying condition. (KOMO Photo: Larry Rice)