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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

  • Depth: 65m → 72m
  • Entry: boat
  • Descent Line: Yes

Type: Airplane Wreck 
Size: 22x31m 
Sunk: 6. November 1944


The mighty "Flying fortress" looks like it landed untouched near the coast of Vis island. A must do dive for all wreck enthusiasts and worth getting a Trimix license for

Notable: One of the best preserved WW2 airplane wrecks in the world, due to it's depth and challenging dive conditions it has been preserved better than some museum specimens. 

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The Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Shortly after entering use in 1938 it became favored by flight crews due to it's sturdy build and heavy defensive armament more than earning the nickname Flying Fortress. 



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Best Preserved B-17 Wreck in the World

Its last mission was a bombing run on Vienna in November 1944. The plane took heavy damage after it unloaded it's cargo and barely made it to Vis island.The pilot decided to land on the sea and managed to do a perfect maneuver to land less then 50 meters from the coast near the village of Rukavac. After a few hours on the surface the plane sank to the bottom mostly intact.