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A black and white B-17 Bomber simulation from Electra.

Flying Fortress was produced by Electra in 1977.

Electra released 4 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1975. Electra was based in United States.

Other machines made by Electra during the time period Flying Fortress was produced include: Wings, Avenger, and UFO Chase


Name Flying Fortress
Developer Electra (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7830
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 1 - Drop Bomb
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) with button - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Flying Fortress Control Panel Image

Game Play

Score as many points as possible in the allotted 90 seconds. Shoot or bomb enemy planes, and bomb buildings. As the game progresses, the B-17 traverses the screen from right to left, across the red zone (20 points per item shot or bombed), then the white zone (40 points), and finally the blue zone (80 points). If the plane is hit by enemy fire, runs into an enemy plane, or crashes into a building, another appears at the very right of the screen again, starting off in the low scoring section. There is no limit to the number of B-17's in a given game. If the score reaches a value (default is 1400) in the 90 seconds allocated, an additional 30 seconds is awarded.

Flying Fortress KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet has woodgrain sides and front. The artwork on the plastic monitor bezel shows various instruments and controls from the B-17.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Flying Fortress Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Flying Fortress collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Flying Fortress.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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