By United States. Office of Flying Safety
Изображения: черно-белые фотоa. version B-17F and G bombardment airplanes are four-engine-midwing monoplanes. The approximate over-all dimensions are: size, seventy four toes nine inches; peak, taxying place, 19 toes 1 inch; span, 103 ft nine inches.b. Electrically operated touchdown apparatus, tail equipment, wing flaps, bomb bay doorways, and hydraulically operated brakes and cover flaps are provided.c. The workforce comprises pilot, copilot, navigator, bombardier, higher turret gunner, reduce turret gunner, radio operator, part gunner(s), and tail gunner. The aircraft may be entered both during the major front door at the correct facet of the plane simply ahead of the horizontal stabilizer, or throughout the entrance hatch within the backside of the fuselage less than the pilots compartment.d. protecting armament of the B-17F involves 3 turrets, each one mounting .50 calibre laptop weapons, and 5 unmarried flexibly fastened .50 fixed .50 calibre computer weapons. The B-17G has an extra strength turret slightly under the nostril of the aircraft and regulated from thebombardiers compartment.e. Provisions are made for loading 2000-pound or smaller bombs on racks in the bomb bay, and one bomb, as much as 4000 kilos will be carried below every one wing.
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3. HEATING ANDVENTILATING7. OUTLET 8. II. BOMB SIGHTSTOWAGE BOX 9. Figure 45 teal the APERIODIC COMPASS PANELLIGHT PANELLIGHTSWITCH FIRE EXTINGUISHER SlIlT HEATER OUTLET - Navigator's Compartment Right Rear Corner 1. LIGHTING. A dome light and switch are in the ceiling of the compartment. A panel light and switch are above the navigator's table on the aft wall. The navigator's light is on the wall directly over his table; the switch is on the base of the lamp. KEY TO FIGURE 46 I. 2. FIRE EXTINGUISHER.
EXAMPLES NQ,J NO. II INTERNAL RACKS ON EXTERNAL RACKS ON SEQ. I r 3 4 5 8 7 8 . Q II STA. H. LH. 3 24 4 U 7 U . SEQ. 11 III 17 18 '9 20 2' 22 I~. - STA. 9 30 '2 33 14 35 15 36 '7 38 Figure 40 SEQ. H. INT. H. INT. ON EXT. RACKS ON STA. SEQ. H. EXT. H. EXT. 29 I 2 Nv.. STA. H. H. [XT. EX m. 'NT. RACKSON UT. l RACKS OFF ' ; I STA SEQ. N OF 2. * - Bomb Release Sequence Diagram RACKS OFF EXT. RACKS ON LARGE TYPE 0-6 SHACKLE NUST BE REMOvED BEFORE RELEASING BOMBS ABOvE. 1) ANY BOMB LOAD WILL BE RELEASED ACCORDING TO ONE OF THESE SEQUENCES.
The pilot will guard against any severe maneuvering of airplane. copilot system, (7) Check instruments. if operating. to extend landing (8) Extend landing gear when directed (green signal light on). gear. by pilot of (9) Check position of ball turret. Guns should be horizontal and pointing rearward. In ing be (9) Tail wheel should be locked (warning light off), locking lever flush with floor. it should be 600 to 800 pounds per square inch on both gages. (11) Operate brakes. Hydraulic pressure should remain above 600 pounds per square inch.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Pilots Manual by United States. Office of Flying Safety