B-17E Flying Fortress
B-17E Flying Fortress
Note: Base stats only (no upgrade installed)
Rank III (3)
Battle Rating 5.0
Type Heavy Bomber
Maximum Speed on height 512 km/h
Maximum Altitude 11,156 m
Turn Time 24.4 seconds
Rate of Climb 7 m/s
Takeoff Run 489 m
Armament 3x Turret: 2x 12.7 mm Browning machine guns (3000 rds)
5x Turret: 1x 12.7 mm Browning machine gun (2300 rds)

8x 500 lbs bombs
16x 250 lbs bombs
2x 2000 lbs bombs
6x 1000 lbs bombs

The legendary B-17 American heavy bombers were rightly called Flying Fortresses. This four-engined heavy bomber was an all-metal hero, an extremely durable aircraft that could return to the airfield with just one engine, riddled with bullets.

But the early models of the B-17 had a significant blind spot in the rear, so fighter support was required. To solve this problem, the B-17E was produced, and a turret with two 12.7 mm machine guns was installed in the tail section of the aircraft. To do this the fuselage size had to be increased. In addition, to improve control of the plane, the tail was broadened and a larger vertical fin was installed.

Although it lost some speed when compared to the B-17D, the new model faired favorably with its new protection and thus became the first truly mass-produced B-17. From September 5, 1941 to May 1942, 512 aircraft were made on the production line, before the development of the B-17F.

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  • Formations

    2 messages
    • So basicaly im looking for a squad the knows formations and is willing to do so i need 2 more bombers and 3 fighter escorts (4 bombers an...
    • Can't have a squad more then 4 or 3 unless you have premium that's what I heard.
  • B-17E vs Lanc

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    • Its conterversal mates, because better armed is vital for survival and survive with a bomber its most important when flying on enemy territo...
    • sorry for the english mates!, some errours! upsy