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B-17 Flying Fortress
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a 4-engine long range bomber. The first of them were delivered to the US Army Air Corps in 1940.
B-17A: first planes for evaluation
B-17B: production airplanes
B-17C: improved engine
B-17E: modified B-17 as a reason of better English and German bombers. The B-17E has 2 extra mitrailleurs in mounted in the aft and a rotating turret behind the wing root
B-17F: improved B-17E version, 3500 airplanes manufactured
B-17G: extra turret beneath the nose with 2 machine guns. About 8700 airplanes were manufactured.
|Last updated: August 7, 2010|