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What engine did the B-25 have?

What engine did the B-25 have?

Technical Specifications

First flight Aug. 19, 1940
Power plant Two 1,700-hp Wright Cyclone supercharged 14-cylinder radial engines, driving 12-foot-7-inch full-feathering, constant-speed Hamilton Standard three-bladed props
Speed In excess of 300 miles per hour
Crew Pilot, co-pilot, bombardier, radio operator, gunner

Was the B-25 a good plane?

The B-25 Mitchell design was far from perfect, but highly regarded by flight crews as durable and reliable, forgiving to pilots even with one engine out and full of bullet holes. It was not out of the ordinary for B-25 to have logged enormous amounts of repaired damage throughout their flight lifetimes.

How many B-25 bombers are still flying?

There are more than one hundred surviving North American B-25 Mitchells scattered over the world, mainly in the United States. Most of them are on static display in museums, but about 45 are still airworthy.

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.

What engine was in the B 17?

The B-17’s armament consisted of five .30 caliber (7.62 mm) machine guns, with a payload up to 4,800 lb (2,200 kg) of bombs on two racks in the bomb bay behind the cockpit. The aircraft was powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet radial engines, each producing 750 hp (600 kW) at 7,000 ft (2,100 m).

Was the B-24 better than the B 17?

The B-24 had a shoulder-mounted high aspect ratio Davis wing. This wing was highly efficient allowing a relatively high airspeed and long range. Compared to the B-17 it had a 6-foot larger wingspan, but a lower wing area. This gave the B-24 a 35% higher wing loading.

What replaced the B-25?

B-28 Dragon
In February 1942 North American began test-flying its intended B-25 successor, the B-28 Dragon, a single-tail, pressurized medium bomber with R-2800 engines, capable of 372 mph at 35,000 feet.

Can a B-25 fly on one engine?

Still, the B-25 is no slowpoke. Kipp says the airplane cruises at 170 mph and flies final approach at a reference speed of 135 mph with full flaps. The safe single engine airspeed at which the airplane is controllable with one engine out is 145 mph.

Did the B-25 have a tail gunner?

The tail gunner manned the most useful position of all—the B-25 was one of the first bombers to have a tail gun. The Fifth Air Force had already begun up-arming A-20 Havocs with fixed nose guns in the fall of 1942 when longer-range, more capable B-25s began arriving in the Southwest Pacific.

Did the B-17 have a toilet?

During World War 2, large bomber aircraft, such as the American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the British Avro Lancaster, carried chemical toilets (basically a bucket with seat and cover, see bucket toilet); in British use, they were called “Elsans” after the company that manufactured them.

How much does a B-17 cost?

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress
Primary users United States Army Air Forces Royal Air Force
Produced 1936–1945
Number built 12,731
Unit cost US$238,329 (1945) US$2.6 million (in 2016 dollars)