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Boeing Workhorse

June 14, 2012
Times Leader

BOEING WORLD War II B-17 Flying Fortress Long Range Heavy Bomber Backbone and Workhorse of the U.S. Air Force or named the "Mighty Eighth" was the premier user of the B-17 Flying Fortress. Specifications: power plant: Four 1,200 h.p., Wright R- 1820-97 Cyclone turbocharged radial piston engines. Maximum Speed: 290 m.p.h. at 25,000 ft. Ceiling: 35,600 ft. Range: 2,000 mi. with 5,000 lb. bomb; Loap Weights: Empty, 37,300 lbs.; Loaded 65,500 lb.; Weapons: 13.50 cal. machine guns in twin turrets plus single dorsal and fore and aft beam positions; 17,600 lb., Max Bomb; Load: Dimensions: Span 103 ft. 9 in.; Length 79 ft. 9 in.; Height: 19 ft. 1 in. Wing area 1,420 sq. ft. Submitted by Carl Krob

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