Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sentimental Journey Day 2

Specifications (B-17G):
Engines: Four 1,200-hp Wright R-1820-97 Cyclone turbocharged radial piston engines Weight: Empty, 36,135 lbs.,
Max Takeoff, 65,500 lbs.

Wing Span: 103ft. 9in.
Length: 74ft. 4in.
Height: 19ft. 1in.
Performance: Maximum Speed at 25,000 ft: 287 mph
Cruising Speed: 182 mph
Ceiling: 35,800 ft.
Range: 2,000 miles with 6,000 lb. bomb load
Armament: 13 12.7-mm (0.5-inch) machine guns



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4 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Love your sentimental journey series. they just don't make 'em like that anymore. MB

Abe Lincoln said...

Some say these planes won the war. I think they did. They also lost a lot of them in Germany. I mean a lot of men were killed who were in them.

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Lee Beth said...

They must be really impressive planes.

Babooshka said...

You have a real affinity with aircraft as well as the camera.