Photo 7 – Front View

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While the nose bubble, Hamilton Standard propellers and Browning .50 caliber machineguns are all still to be installed, you can see the graceful lines of the early-War B-17F, before the large chin turret and other wartime upgrades were added.  Shortly after this photo was taken, the restoration crew added the Belle’s iconic nose art. 

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