Specifications for the
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Focus Model: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Boeing Company / Douglas Aircraft / Lockheed Vega - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1937
Length: 74.74 ft (22.78 m)
Width: 103.74 ft (31.62 m)
Height: 19.09ft (5.82 m)
Weight (Empty): 36,136 lb (16,391 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 72,003 lb (32,660 kg)
Powerplant: 4 x Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial piston engines developing 1,200 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 287 mph (462 kmh; 249 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,001 miles (3,220 km)
Service Ceiling: 35,597 ft (10,850 m; 6.7 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 541 feet-per-minute (165 m/min)
STANDARD (Primary Models):
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered dorsal turret
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left-front "cheek" position.
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right-front "cheek" position.
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun at radio operator station (removed on later models).
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered belly turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position
B-17G (In Addition to Above):
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered chin turret
Maximum internal bombload of 7,983 kg (17,600 lbs).
Model 299 - Boeing Model Test Aircraft; fitted with 4 x Pratt & Whitney 750hp engines; later lost to an accident attributed to human error.
Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Denmark; Dominican Republic; France; Nazi Germany; Iran; Israel; Japan; Mexico; Nicaragua; Peru; Portugal; South Africa; Taiwan; Soviet Union; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States