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: 74.74ft (22.78m)
Width: 103.74ft (31.62m)
Height: 19.09ft (5.82m)
Weight (Empty): 36,136lbs (16,391kg)
Weight (MTOW): 72,003lbs (32,660kg)
Powerplant: 4 x Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial piston engines generating 1,200 hp each.
Maximum Speed: 287mph (462kmh; 249kts)
Maximum Range: 2,001miles (3,220km)
Service Ceiling: 35,597ft (10,850m; 6.7miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 541 feet per minute (165m/min)
STANDARD (Most Models):
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered dorsal turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered "belly" turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position
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's midship position (removed on later models).
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