New PDF release: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Pilots Manual

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 ft nine inches; top, taxying place, 19 ft 1 inch; span, 103 toes 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 team comprises pilot, copilot, navigator, bombardier, higher turret gunner, decrease turret gunner, radio operator, facet gunner(s), and tail gunner. The plane will be entered both throughout the major front door at the correct part of the plane simply ahead of the horizontal stabilizer, or during the entrance hatch within the backside of the fuselage less than the pilots compartment.d. protective armament of the B-17F contains 3 turrets, each one mounting .50 calibre laptop weapons, and 5 unmarried flexibly fastened .50 fastened .50 calibre laptop weapons. The B-17G has an extra strength turret slightly below 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 less than every one wing.

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Automatic transmission of a predetermined signal is provided. Any searching party can "home" on the signal with the aid of a radio compass. 3 or 4 position for emergency operation of the interphone equipment, it is not possible to establish communication with any station or any other airplane. 1 or 2 position. is provided. (2) REMOVAL FROM AIRPLANE. @) If the airplane has made an emergency landing on water, the emergency set should be removed at the same time that the life raft is removed. The set is waterproof and will float, and it is not necessary to take any precautions in keeping the equipment out of the water; however, be sure that it does not float out of reach.

3. EMERGENCYOPERATIONOF THE TAIL WHEEL. The crank used for manual operation of the landing wheels is also used for manual operation of the tail wheel. Insert the crank into the connection in the tail wheel compartment and rotate as desired. 4. EMERGENCYOPERATION OF WINGFLAPS. Lift the camera pit door in the floor of the radio compartment and insert the hand crank into the torque connection at the forward end of the pit. Rotate the crank clockwise to lower the flaps and counterclockwise to raise them.

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