Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Pilot Training Films
now playing in streaming video. Watch the film used to familliarize pilots with the B-17 bomber during World War 2--
How to Fly the B-17 (1943)
Boeing B-17 Flight Operations
B-17 Video Shorts
plus performance charts, cockpit photos, systems diagrams and more from actual B-17 manuals. --
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Vital Statistics

Type: 10 Seat Heavy Day Bomber

Power plant: Four 1,200 hp Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial piston engines with exhaust driven turbochargers


Maximum Speed: 287 mph (462 km/h)

Cruising Speed: 182 mph (293 km/h)

Service Ceiling: 35,000 ft (10,670m)

Range: 1,100 miles (1760 km) with maximum bomb load


Span: 103ft 9in (31.6m)

Length: 74 ft 9 in (22.8m)

Height: 19 ft 1 in (5.8m)


13 X 0.5 (12.7mm) machine guns

Bomb Load:

Normal: 6,000 lb (2724 kg)

Max: 12,800 lb (5800kg)


Empty: 32,720 (14855 kg)

Max Takeoff: 65,600 (29700 kg)

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