Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (Model 299)

Heavy Bomber

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress F-AZDX 48846 / M-DS © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (Model 299) is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Boeing Company.
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was operated during World War II by the US Army Air Forces and the british Royal Air Force.
Crew10
Propulsion4 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-1820-97 Cyclone
Engine Power (each)895 kW1200 hp
Speed463 km/h250 kts
  288 mph
Service Ceiling10.851 m35.600 ft
Range3.219 km1.738 NM
2.000 mi.
Empty Weight16.391 kg36.136 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight29.710 kg65.500 lbs
Wing Span31,62 m103 ft 9 in
Wing Area131,9 m1420 ft
Length22,66 m74 ft 4 in
Height5,82 m19 ft 1 in
First Flight28.07.1935
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1936-1945
Total Production12731
ICAO CodeB17
Data for (Version)Boeing B-17G

[Photo-ID: 12409] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-29782, c/n 4896, Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-17F Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-29782
c/n: 4896
 
ex NL17W
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]
[Photo-ID: 5330] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress , United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-32076, c/n 7190, Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-32076
c/n: 7190
 
Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5331] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress , United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-32076, c/n 7190, Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-32076
c/n: 7190
 
Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 1201] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), , F-BDRS, c/n 32376, Karsten Palt, 2008Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
Reg.: F-BDRS
c/n: 32376
 
ex USAAF 44-83735, USAAF 42-31983
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1202] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), , F-BDRS, c/n 32376, Karsten Palt, 2008Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
Reg.: F-BDRS
c/n: 32376
 
ex USAAF 44-83735, USAAF 42-31983
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 2675] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), Association Forteresse toujours volante, F-AZDX, c/n 8246, Karsten Palt, 2009Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
Association Forteresse toujours volante
Reg.: F-AZDX
c/n: 8246
 
Pink Lady
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2676] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), Association Forteresse toujours volante, F-AZDX, c/n 8246, Karsten Palt, 2009Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
Association Forteresse toujours volante
Reg.: F-AZDX
c/n: 8246
 
Pink Lady
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2677] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), Association Forteresse toujours volante, F-AZDX, c/n 8246, Karsten Palt, 2009Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
Association Forteresse toujours volante
Reg.: F-AZDX
c/n: 8246
 
Pink Lady
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 12936] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), B-17 Preservation Ltd., G-BEDF, c/n 8693, Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
B-17 Preservation Ltd.
Reg.: G-BEDF
c/n: 8693
 
Sally B
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12937] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), B-17 Preservation Ltd., G-BEDF, c/n 8693, Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
B-17 Preservation Ltd.
Reg.: G-BEDF
c/n: 8693
 
Sally B
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12938] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), B-17 Preservation Ltd., G-BEDF, c/n 8693, Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
B-17 Preservation Ltd.
Reg.: G-BEDF
c/n: 8693
 
Sally B
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 6050] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-102605, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-102605
 
Kismet
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6049] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-102605, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-102605
 
Kismet
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6048] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-102605, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-102605
 
Kismet
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13196] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 43-38635, c/n 9613, Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-38635
c/n: 9613
 
Virgins's Delight, ex N3702G
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13197] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 43-38635, c/n 9613, Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-38635
c/n: 9613
 
Virgins's Delight, ex N3702G
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11258] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-6393, c/n 22616, Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-6393
c/n: 22616
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11259] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-6393, c/n 22616, Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-6393
c/n: 22616
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 1175] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-77233, c/n 32509, Karsten Palt, 2008Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-77233
c/n: 32509
 
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 10065] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-83624, c/n 32265, Karsten Palt, 2014Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-83624
c/n: 32265
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10913] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-85828, c/n 8737, Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-85828
c/n: 8737
 
displayed as 42-31892 Ill be around, ex N9323R
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10914] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-85828, c/n 8737, Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-85828
c/n: 8737
 
displayed as 42-31892 Ill be around, ex N9323R
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]