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United States' Boeing B-17B Flying Fortress

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  • Boeing B-17B Flying Fortress

 

Variants

  • Boeing B-17B: First flew in June 1939.

Specifications

  Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress
Engine (Type) 4: Wright R-1820-65 Cyclone
Cylinders Radial 9
HP 1,200 each
Propeller blades 3 each
Dimensions  
Span 103' 9"
31.62 m
Length 67' 11"
20.7 m
Height 15' 4"
4.67 m
Weight  
Empty 30,600 lb
13,880 kg
Loaded 46,650 lb
21,160 kg
Maximum load 49,650 lb
22,521 kg
Performance  
Speed @ 25,000' /
7,620 m
323 mph
520 kph
Cruising speed 286 mph
460 kph
Service ceiling 37,000'
11,277 m
Range 2,400 miles
3,862 kg
Maximum range 3,400 miles
5,470 kg
Armament 5 or 6: 0.5" MG
1: 0.3" MG
Bombs 4,000 lb
1,814 kg

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site