Can I ride in a B-17?
You and your family can tour and/or ride Texas Raiders or Little Raider at various locations and events around the U.S. Find the event location or date that best suits you on our SCHEDULE page and then click the “Book Your Ride Now” button to reserve your flight.
How many B-17 bombers are left?
The current total of surviving B-17 bombers located in the United States stands at 40: Nine (9) B-17 planes are airworthy, such as “Texas Raiders”, “Sentimental Journey” and “Aluminum Overcast”.
What was the bomb load of a b17?
A 4,000-pound (1,800-kg) bomb load was typical for long missions, though the B-17 could carry up to 8,000 pounds (3,600 kg) internally for shorter distances at lower altitudes and even more on external racks beneath the wings.
How far can the B 17 fly?
|First flight||July 28, 1935 (prototype)|
|Cruising speed||150 mph|
|Range (max.)||3,750 miles|
|Power||Four 1,200-horsepower Wright R-1820-97 engines|
How many B-17 crews died?
Of the 3,885 crewmen aboard B-‐17 Flying Fortresses that went down, 2,114 (54.4 %) did not survive; 866 of the 1,228 on B-‐24 Liberators (71.3%) died; 190 of the 236 (80.0%) fighter pilots who went down perished.