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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 1939.1

Specifications

  Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress1
Engine (Type) 4: Wright R-1820-65 Cyclone1
Cylinders Radial 91
HP 1,200 each1
Propeller blades 3 each1
Dimensions  
Span 103' 9"1
31.62 m1
Length 67' 11"1
20.7 m1
Height 15' 4"1
4.67 m1
Weight  
Empty 30,600 lb1
13,880 kg1
Loaded 46,650 lb1
21,160 kg1
Maximum load 49,650 lb1
22,521 kg1
Performance  
Speed @ 25,000' /
7,620 m
323 mph1
520 kph1
Cruising speed 286 mph1
460 kph1
Service ceiling 37,000'1
11,277 m1
Range 2,400 miles1
3,862 kg1
Maximum range 3,400 miles1
5,470 kg1
Armament 5 or 6: 0.5" MG1
1: 0.3" MG1
Bombs 4,000 lb1
1,814 kg1

Sources:

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