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Aluminum Overcast Specifications



Designed By: Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington. Built under license by Vega Aircraft Company (now Lockheed)

Model: B-17G Flying Fortress

Army Air Corps Serial Number: #44-85740

Delivery Date: May 18, 1945

Required Crew (10): Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator, Bombardier, Flight Engineer (top turret gunner), Radio Operator, Waist Gunners (2), Tail Gunner and Ball Turret Gunner

Weights: Basic Empty Weight - 34,000 lbs ... Gross Weight (Wartime) - 65,500 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 1,700 gallons

Wing Span: 103', 9"

Length: 74', 4"

Height: 19' 1"

Number Built: 12,732. Production peaked at 16 airplanes a day in April 1944. Today, there about a dozen B-17s still flying.


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