How far can a B-17 bomber fly?
|First flight||July 28, 1935 (prototype)|
|Range (max.)||3,750 miles|
|Power||Four 1,200-horsepower Wright R-1820-97 engines|
|Accommodation||2 pilots, bombardier, navigator, radio-operator, 5 gunners|
Can I fly in a B-17?
All passengers must be seated and secured for engine start, taxi, takeoff and landing. In Flight: Once the aircraft is airborne, you will be allowed to walk about the aircraft as you like. Each passenger is allowed five minutes in the nose section of the B-17 and B-25 during flight.
When is the B-17 bomber coming to Birmingham?
The iconic B-17 Flying Fortress is coming to Birmingham International Airport May 14-16, 2021 with two other vintage warbirds. You want to be there!
When is the B-17 Flying Fortress coming to Atlanta?
Let’s all Stay Safe ! The iconic B-17 Flying Fortress is coming to Atlanta Cobb County Airport May 24-27, 2021 with a a fantastic P-51, SBD Dauntless and many more of her warbird friends. Come out and see us!
Where did the B-17 bomber drop the first bomb?
On each run, the B-17 bomber would release one bomb. Luckily, the dummy bombs were comprised of 97 pounds of sand and three pounds of gunpowder. The first bomb landed in an alley adjacent to an apartment where dozens were sleeping. It left a crater about four feet deep.
How many Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses were lost?
Main article: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is an American four-engine heavy bomber used by the United States Army Air Forces and other Allied air forces during World War II. Of the 12,731 aircraft built, approximately 4,735 were lost during the War. Those that had flown in combat missions and survived