Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Pilot's Manual
Год издания: 1942
Размер: 55 Mb
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a. Model B-17F and G bombardment airplanes are four-engine-midwing monoplanes. The approximate over-all dimensions are: length, 74 feet 9 inches; height, taxying position, 19 feet 1 inch; span, 103 feet 9 inches.
b. Electrically operated landing gear, tail gear, wing flaps, bomb bay doors, and hydraulically operated brakes and cowl flaps are provided.
c. The crew includes pilot, copilot, navigator, bombardier, upper turret gunner, lower turret gunner, radio operator, side gunner(s), and tail gunner. The airplane can be entered either through the main entrance door on the right side of the airplane just forward of the horizontal stabilizer, or through the front hatch in the bottom of the fuselage below the pilot's compartment.
d. Defensive armament of the B-17F consists of three turrets, each mounting two .50 calibre machine guns, and five single flexibly mounted .50 mounted .50 calibre machine guns. The B-17G has an additional power turret just below the nose of the airplane and controlled from thebombardier's compartment.
e. Provisions are made for loading 2000-pound or smaller bombs on racks within the bomb bay, and one bomb, up to 4000 pounds may be carried under each wing.