Boeing DB-17P 'Flying Fortress'

  Base model:B-17
  Nickname:Flying Fortress
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
  Modified Mission:Drone director

  Length: 74' 4" 22.6 m
  Height:19' 1" 5.8 m
  Wingspan: 103' 10" 31.6 m
  Wingarea: 1,420.0 sq ft 131.9 sq m
  Empty Weight: 36,135 lb 16,387 kg
  Gross Weight: 65,500 lb 29,705 kg

  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: Wright R-1820-97 Cyclone
  Horsepower (each): 1200

  Range: 3,400 miles 5,475 km
  Cruise Speed: 182 mph 293 km/h 158 kt
  Max Speed: 287 mph 462 km/h 249 kt
  Ceiling: 35,600 ft 10,850 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Dyess Linear Air ParkDyess AFBTexas
Strategic Air Command MuseumAshlandNebraska

DB-17P on display

Dyess Linear Air Park

Strategic Air Command Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Morrie W. Hanson
 CollegeSprings, IA
My father (MSG retired) now deceased was one of 5 sergeants that helped build the b-17 Blackbird now named the Reluctant Dragon. His plane was built out of damaged lanes out of Kingston Ariz. around 1960. That is why there were no guns on it and why it is classified as a drone. I remember when it flew in and donated to the Abilene Airport for display. My dad's name was on a board with the other sergeants names and it was displayed in the Bombay. They had walk thru tours of that plane. Then in 70's it was moved in front of the Dyess Hospital it was aluminum color with the picture of the blackbird on it's nose. Sometime in the 90's it was dedicated and changed to the Reluctant Dragon. Wish I could have gotten the board with my dad's name on it as a memorial for him .
01/25/2014 @ 01:47 [ref: 68316]


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