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What can we learn about the connection between color, personality traits, and the nickname "Steady Heddy"?

The B-17G bomber, "Steady Hedy," flew a remarkable 118 combat missions without a mechanical abort, a testament to the crew's maintenance skills.

The plane's exterior color is not definitively known, with sources indicating various possibilities, but there is no consensus.

The cockpit interior was typically bronze green, while other areas, such as the nose, bomb bay, and tail turret, were left in natural aluminum.

Modern replicas often have the interior painted green for corrosion protection, which differs from the original planes' unpainted interiors.

Metal surfaces in the cockpit, navigator's, bombardier's, and radio compartments were coated with one coat of primer and one coat of bronze green.

Exposed metal in the cockpit area was also bronze green, while the nose, bomb bay, radio room, rear fuselage, and tail turret were left in natural aluminum.

Interior colors could vary based on the aircraft's assembly location, with some sources suggesting bare metal and others indicating zinc chromate.

The B-17G's assembly might have taken place in different factories, leading to variations in interior color schemes, including aluminum or zinc chromate.

Original B-17G manuals and documentation reveal the use of bronze green for metal surfaces in certain crew compartments.

The B-17G's distinctive design allowed it to operate at high altitudes, carrying a heavy bomb load and defending itself with multiple machine guns.

B-17G models were used in various roles after World War II, including drone directors, weather research, and even clandestine operations.

Today, only a few dozen of the original B-17G bombers remain, with less than a dozen still in flying condition.

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