There were worse planes to land wheels-up…

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With it’s main gear always hanging part way out in the breeze, if you had to belly-in a bomber, the B-18 wasn’t a bad choice. Here, 37-494 shows how that was done. Given the April 16 1943 date – late in the B-18’s life – I would imagine this aircraft was simply written-off.

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