General info for B-17E

  • CountryUSA
  • Vehicle roleHeavy Bomber / Long Range Bomber
  • Rank3
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 5.3
    • realistic battles 5.3
    • simulator battles 5.7

B-17E / statistics for the last month

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Arcade Battles
  • Battles 773
  • Win rate 48.92%
  • Air frags per battle 0.1
  • Air frags per death 0.1
  • Ground frags per battle 0.8
  • Ground frags per death 0.9
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 376
  • Win rate 36.89%
  • Air frags per battle 0.2
  • Air frags per death 0.2
  • Ground frags per battle 0.2
  • Ground frags per death 0.2
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 105
  • Win rate 60.38%
  • Air frags per battle 1.2
  • Air frags per death 0.8
  • Ground frags per battle 0.3
  • Ground frags per death 0.2

Wiki info about B-17E

The legendary B-17 American heavy bombers were rightly called Flying Fortresses. This four-engined heavy bomber was an all-metal hero, an extremely durable aircraft that could return to the airfield with just one engine, riddled with bullets. But the early models of the B-17 had a significant blind spot in the rear, so fighter support was required. To solve this problem, the B-17E was produced, and a turret with two 12.7mm machine guns was installed in the tail section of the aircraft. To do this, the fuselage size had to be increased. In addition, to improve control of the plane, the tail was broadened and a larger vertical fin was installed. Although it lost some speed when compared to the B-17D, the new model fared favorably with its new protection and thus became the first truly mass-produced B-17. From September 5, 1941 to May 1942, 512 aircraft were made on the production line, before the development of the B-17F.

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