B-17

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HistoryCentral.com >Aviation > WW II: American Aircraft > B-17

The History of Aviation


AMERICAN COMBAT

AIRCRAFT OF WORLD

WAR II

B-17

The B-17 was the mainstay of the US airforcein Europe. The B-17 was first designed in 1935, but only entered servicein 1940. They began daylight boming over Germany in 1942.


US B-17

Manufacturer: Boeing, Lockheed, Douglas

Engines: 4 1200HP WR

Speed: 317MPH

Length: 74.4ft

Range: 2,400mi

Wingspan: 103.9ft

Weight: 2,804lbs(max)

Ceiling: 19,700ft

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