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B-17G

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Totals
1000000 Price
1450 Survivability
22455 kgWeight
528 Damage
Speed
1198.6 Airspeed
336 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
480 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
2200 mOptimum Altitude
650 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
24.4 m/sRate of Climb
180 km/hStall Speed
330 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
47.2 Controllability
27.9 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
25 °/sRate of Roll
493 Maneuverability
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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
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The most mass-produced version of the Flying Fortress with significantly enhanced defensive armament. Extensively used in the strategic bombing campaign against Germany.

Tech Tree

Engine
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6400
EngineR-1820-103
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1200
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg4000
Price:
Research cost6400
Purchase price54000
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6400
4xR-1820-103
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8600
EngineR-1820-82
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1525
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg4000
Price:
Research cost8600
Purchase price62000
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8600
4xR-1820-82
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0
EngineR-1820-97
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1060
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg4000
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4xR-1820-97
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0
Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1525
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg4000
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4x
Airframe
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0
Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability1600
Weight, kg18000
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AirframeB-17G (1943)
Specifications:
Survivability1450
Weight, kg18000
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B-17G (1943)
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8000
AirframeB-17G (1944)
Specifications:
Survivability1600
Weight, kg18000
Price:
Research cost8000
Purchase price75000
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8000
B-17G (1944)
Outboard weapon
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0
Bombs500 lb
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m75
Damage4300
Weight, kg225
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8x500 lb
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15000
Bombs500 lb
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m75
Damage4300
Weight, kg225
Price:
Research cost15000
Purchase price2000
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15000
16x500 lb
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0
Bombs
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m75
Damage4300
Weight, kg225
Price:
Purchase price1150
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16x
Turret
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage48
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun2
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun4
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage48
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun2
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage48
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun2
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun2
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage48
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2 (mod.)
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun2
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2 (mod.)
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun2
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage48
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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6200
Turret12.7 mm M2 (mod.)
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun2
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
Price:
Research cost6200
Purchase price48000
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6200
12.7 mm M2 (mod.)
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun4
Damage96
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage48
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm M2
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No weapons
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No weapons
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No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
VI R-1820-103 1200 air-cooled 4000 54000
VI R-1820-82 1525 air-cooled 4000 62000
VI R-1820-97 1060 air-cooled 4000 32700
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VI 1600 18000 75000
VI B-17G (1943) 1450 18000 75000
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Bombs Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
V 500 lb 75 4300 225 0
V 75 4300 225 1150
Turret

Turret

Tier Turret Caliber Machine gun Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 1 48 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 2 96 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 4 96 30 5 48000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 1 48 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 2 96 30 5 45000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 1 48 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 2 96 30 5 45000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 2 96 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 1 48 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 (mod.) 13.2 2 96 30 5 48000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 2 96 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 1 48 30 5 44000
VI 12.7 mm M2 (mod.) 13.2 2 96 30 5 48000
VI 12.7 mm M2 13.2 4 96 30 5 48000


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables


Historical Info

Generally considered the definitive B-17 design, all changes made in the B-17F production run were incorporated into the final version. These included a Bendix remotely operated chin turret, an innovation derived from the unsuccessful YB-40 escort version, bringing defensive armament to 13 .50 caliber (half-inch or 12.7 mm) machine guns, with the starboard "cheek" machine gun mount moved one "window station" rearwards – and the portside mount placed forward, just behind the bombardier's Plexiglas nose edge, as a result of the needed stowage space for the chin turret's starboard interior-mounted, upward-pivoting control yoke when not in use. For late production blocks of the G-series, a revised tail gun position (referred to as the "Cheyenne" configuration after the modification center where it was introduced) was devised, in which the guns were mounted in a new turret with reflector sight and much greater field of fire. Some 8,680 were built, and dozens were converted for several different uses:
  • CB-17G. Troop transport version, capable of carrying 64 troops. (44-6975 ; 44-83373)
  • DB-17G. Drone variant.
  • JB-17G. Engine test-bed. (44-85813 ; 44-85734)
  • MB-17G. Missile launcher
  • QB-17L. Target drone.
  • QB-17N. Target drone.
  • RB-17G. Reconnaissance variant.
  • SB-17G. Rescue version, later redesignated B-17H. Featured A-1 lifeboat under fuselage. After World War II, armament on the B-17Hs was removed; it was reinstated when the Korean War began.
  • TB-17G. Special duty training version.
  • VB-17G. VIP transport.
  • PB-1. This designation was given to one B-17F and one B-17G. They were used by the U.S. Navy for various test projects.
  • PB-1G. This designation was given to 17 B-17Gs used by U.S. Coast Guard as air-sea rescue aircraft.
  • PB-1W. This designation was given to 31 B-17Gs used by the U.S. Navy as the first airborne early warning aircraft/ AWACS.


Serials : 42-31032/31131 ; 42-31132/31231 ; 42-31232/31331 ; 42-31332/31431 ; 42-31432/31631 ; 42-31632/31731 ; 42-31732/31931 ; 42-31932/32116 ; 42-37716 ; 42-37721/37803 ; 42-37804/37893 ; 42-37894/37988 ; 42-37989/38083 ; 42-38084/38213 ; 42-39758/39857 ; 42-39858/39957 ; 42-39958/40057 ; 42-97058/97172 ; 42-97173/97407 ; 42-97436/97535 ; 42-97536/97635 ; 42-97636/97735 ; 42-97736/97835 ; 42-97836/97935 ; 42-97936/98035 ; 42-102379/102543 ; 42-102544/102743 ; 42-102744/102978 ; 42-106984/107233 ; 43-37509/37673 ; 43-37674/37873 ; 43-37874/38073 ; 43-38074/38273 ; 43-38274/38473 ; 43-38474/38673 ; 43-38674/38873 ; 43-38874/39073 ; 43-39074/39273 ; 43-39274/39508 ; 44-6001/6125 ; 44-6126/6250 ; 44-6251/6500 ; 44-6501/6625 ; 44-6626/6750 ; 44-6751/6875 ; 44-6876/7000 ; 44-8001/8100 ; 44-8101/8200 ; 44-8201/8300 ; 44-8301/8400 ; 44-8401/8500 ; 44-8501/8600 ; 44-8601/8700 ; 44-8701/8800 ; 44-8801/8900 ; 44-8901/9000 ; 44-83236/83360 ; 44-83361/83485 ; 44-83486/83585 ; 44-83586/83685 ; 44-83686/83863 ; 44-83864/83885 ; 44-85492/85591 ; 44-85592/85691 ; 44-85692/85791 ; 44-85792/85841


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