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B-17G "Flying Fortress"

Heavy Bomber

Boeing

B-17G Flying Fortress

B-17G became a basis american bomber of air forces in Europe in 1944 - 1945 years.

Specification B-17 «Flying Fortress»
B-17A B-17E B-17F B-17G
Crew 6 9 9 9
Dimensions
Wing span, m 31.63
Length, m 20.96 22.50 22.78 22.78
Height, m 3.96 5.85 5.82 5.82
Wing area, m2 131.92
Weight
Empty weight 12029 14674 15450 16400
Loaded weight 16783 18262 22100 24950
Maximum takeoff weight 20707 24041 25600 32659
Power Plant
Write Cyclone R-1820-51 R-1820-65 R-1920-97 R-1920-97
Power, hp 4 x 1000 4 x 1200 4 x 1200 4 x 1200
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h at sea level 436 356 320 290
at altitude 7620 m 475 512 523 462
Cruising speed 370 356 320 257
Time to altitude min 6.2 7.0 25.7 37
to altitude, m 3000 1500 6100 6100
Ceiling, m 11582 11156 11450 10850
Range km 3862 3200 2180 3200
with bomb load, kg - 1820 2720 2720
Maximum range, km - 5280 4600 5430
Photo Description

Drawing B-17G

A newly-manufactured B-17-40-VE, serial number (42-97991), enroute. The waist gun positions have been sealed to decrease drag and retain heat during the long ferry flight. (Norm Taylor Collection.)

B-17G-30-DL (42-38091), was one of 2.395 manufactured by Douglas. Over 400 changes were made to the B-17E to achieve B-17F standard. The B-17G incorporated all of these and added the chin turret?.(Norm Taylor Collection.)

Combat veteran B-17Gs of the 600th Bomb Squadron, 398th Bomb Group at Bradley Field, Connecticut are being serviced after their return flight from their wartime base in England. (Norm Taylor Collection.)

B-17G in the square of the Boeing factory in Seattle before being sent to the front.

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