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Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
Boeing B17G 124485 'Sally B' being prepared for the Autumn Air day at Duxford in October 2000.
Aircraft Specifications
Aircraft Type: Eight Crew Four Engined Heavy Bomber
Country of Origin: United States of America
Engines: 4 x Wright R-1820-97 Cyclone air-cooled radial engines rated at 1,200hp each for take off.
Armament: 13 x 0.50in (12.7mm) calibre machine guns. (2 each in the chin, upper, ball and tail turrets, and one each in nose cheek and waist window positions, with one in the radio compartment window. The B17G could carry a bomb load of up to 12,800 lb
Dimensions: Wing Span: 31.63m (103ft 9in). Length: 22.65m (74ft 4in), Wing Area: 132.48 sq. metres (1,426 sq. feet)
Weights: Empty: 16390kg (36,135lb). Max Takeoff: 29713kg (65,500lb)
Performance: Max Speed: 287 mph (462 km/hour) at 25,000ft (7620m) Service Ceiling: 35,600ft (10851m) Max Range: 2,740 miles.
Operators: USAAF, RAF
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