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If Bomb Bay Doors are inoperable, before bombs are dropped,
How does this affect staying in formation after the target is bombed by the rest of the formation ?
i.e your still bomb laden,
Other B-17's are lighter having dropped their bombs, so would your B-17 still be able to maintain formation ?
In this situation your squadron mates will be 2000 Lbs lighter so your bomber would not be able to keep up with the group. I have read that the B-17 would larches up substantially as the Fortress was relieved of its burden. Also there would be a worry of fuel consumption.