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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
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Role Bomber
Operators United States
United Kingdom
No. of positions 6
Position 1 Pilot
Bombs
Position 2 12.7mm machine guns
Position 3 12.7mm machine guns
Position 4 12.7mm machine guns
Position 5 12.7mm machine gun
Position 6 12.7mm machine gun
Boeing Fortress MK.IIA
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Role Anti Submarine Bomber
Operators United Kingdom
No. of positions 6
Position 1 Pilot
Depth charges
Position 2 12.7mm machine guns
Position 3 12.7mm machine guns
Position 4 12.7mm machine guns
Position 5 12.7mm machine gun
Position 6 12.7mm machine gun
Abilities Radar icon

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is an American heavy bomber.

DescriptionEdit

The B-17 is one of the most famous airplanes of WW2. From the day the United States entered the war, the four-engined bomber served at almost every front - from the Pacific to North Africa and the skies over Europe. Especially the experiences there, facing skilled and determined Luftwaffe fighter pilots at daylight, lead to a subsequently stronger defensive armament and armor protection, making the plane a real "flying fortress" for the sake of bomb load. The final variant "G" sported no less than 14 heavy machine guns, leaving no blind spot for attackers. The B-17 also became famous for its ability to absorbe a large amount of punishment without going down. A total of 12.731 Flying Fortresses have been build.

In Battlegroup42 the B-17 can drop up to ten bombs in one bombing run. It represents a "E" variant and is armed with eight M2 Browning machine guns in five positions to repel enemy fighters.

It appears in Battle of Midway and 4501-New Years Day. A special version armed with depth charges can be found in 4210-Wolfpack.

TriviaEdit

The model is modified from the original Battlefield 1942's counterpart.

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