A Conversation for B-17 Flying Fortress

Overheating of engines on B17

Post 1

Oetzi Oetztaler....Anti Apartheid

Sir or Madam

I researched this some years ago.
I remember reading flight manuals about this aircraft.
The motors overheated on takeoff at moderate payloads.
Engine cowl baffles opened to cool motors meant long takeoff runs and often serious consequences.

Or was that another aircraft?


Overheating of engines on B17

Post 2

anhaga

Think you might be thinking of the B29, Oetzi.smiley - smiley


Overheating of engines on B17

Post 3

Oetzi Oetztaler....Anti Apartheid

Right Anhaga!


Overheating of engines on B17

Post 4

Farlander

yep yep! i suppose the only good thing that might be said of the b-29s were that (when they were not too busy overheating or crashing!) they were capable of carrying a *really* bad*ss payload...


kaBOOOOOOOOOMm


Overheating of engines on B17

Post 5

Oetzi Oetztaler....Anti Apartheid

All settled.
Sorry floks...the old memory thing...eat more fish!


Overheating of engines on B17

Post 6

sd0896

Yes, Farlander. This plane was responsible for the killing of tens of thousands of men, women, and children. The God of War must have been roaring at such slaughter. I know we had little choice in the matter because we also were caught up in the madness.


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