Bet that stung......csmkersh,
BEAUTIFUL big bird, that is.
My dad, who was "in B17s" always laughed when he recounted the story that the new B29 folks were FEARFUL of flying the then new B29.
So a crew of WASPS took the first one up & ferried it cross country to its first base, W/O incident. - This shamed the men into flying the B29, W/O further complaints.
(Even when he was stationed in Tucson, AZ he said that the B-17 crews were still laughing about that incident.)