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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

(1935—1945)

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). The B-17 was primarily employed in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial, civilian and military targets.

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First flight:
28 Jul 1935 1
Introduction:
April 1938 1
Manufacturer:
Boeing 1
Number built:
12,731 1
Production ended:
1945 1
Role:
Strategic bomber 1
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Also known as: Flying Fortress 1
Also known as: Model 299 1
Category: Aircraft, bomber, WW2 1
Name: B-17 Flying Fortress 1

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