B-17 Flying Fortress

 
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General Info

  • Name: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Code Name: Flying Fortress
  • Country: USA
  • Manufacturer: Boeing
  • Designed by:
  • Type: Airplane
  • Category: Military Aircraft
  • Sub Type: Bomber aircraft
  • Manufacturing date: Apr 1938
  • Maiden flight: Jul 1935

Technical characteristics

  • Empty weight: 16391 kg
  • Loaded weight: 24500 kg
  • Service ceiling: 10850 m
  • Wing loading: 185.7 kg/m2
  • Height: 5.82 m
  • Cruise speed: 293 km/h
  • Wing area: 131.92 m2
  • Range: 3219 km
  • Rate of climb: 4.6 m/s
  • Max speed: 462 km/h
  • Length: 22.66 m
  • Max takeoff weight: 29700 kg
  • Wingspan: 31.62 m

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