November 27, 2014 by deltagamegirl22
Ares Games is proud to announce the arrival of some familiar planes in the skies for Wings of Glory! There are four Special Packs hitting the scene that will be bringing the B17 and the Avro Lancaster to game! The heavy defensive armament in these heavies resulted in the bombers being called the “Flying Fortress” by the members of the press.
The two B-17s featured in the WW2 Wings of Glory Special Packs are the B-17F “Memphis Belle” and the B-17G “A Bit-o’Lace.” The B-17F “Memphis Belle”, nicknamed in honor of the pilot’s wartime sweetheart, became the most famous, because it was the first heavy bomber in WW2 to complete 25 combat missions over Europe without any loss to its crew.
The B-17G “A Bit o’Lace” flew 83 missions with the 447th Bomb Group. The plane was named by Milt Caniff, after a request by Lt. John Bauman seeking permission to use his popular comic strip personality “Miss Lace.” In 83 total missions, not a single one was aborted due to mechanical failure – a remarkable achievement for its ground crew.
The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engine World War II heavy bomber, designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force. The “Lanc”, as it was affectionately known, became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers, delivering 608,612 long tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties.
The Avro Lancaster B Mk.III was modified for special mission against the German dams during World War II. Twenty-three aircraft of this type were built to carry the “Upkeep” bouncing bomb for the dam busting raids.
Will you be bringing these “Flying Fortresses” into your Wings of Glory game?