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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
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Role Heavy Bomber / Strategic bomber National origin United States Manufacturer Boeing First flight July 28th 1935 Introduction April 1938 Retired 1968 (Brazil air Force) Primary users US Air Force / Royal Air Force Produced 1936 - 1945 Number built 12.731 Unit cost 238.329 US Dollars Variants XB-38 / YB-40 / C-108 Span 103 feet 9 inches Length 74 feet 9 inches Gross weight 65.000 poubds Top speed 287 mph Cruising speed 150 mph Range (max) 3.750 miles Ceiling 35.600 feet Power 4 x 1.200 horspower Wright R-1820-97 engines Crew pilot, co-pilot, navigator, bombardier, flight engineer, radio-operator, 4 gunners Armament 11 - 13 machine guns, 9.600 pounds bomb load
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B-17
COCKPIT
NOSE CHIN TURRET
RADIO
NAVIGATOR
WAIST GUNNER
BALL TURRET
TOP TURRET
Tail Gun
BOMBARDIER