MaxAir2Air Pictures presents:
photography by- Max Haynes
The call was from Floyd Houdyshell, who was somewhere over on the other end of the noisy Officer's Club tent. "You want to photograph the B-17 tomorrow morning?" It was hard to hear what he was saying, it sounded more like, "Would you like to roll Christmas and your birthday into one and celebrate them both at dawn?" I said, "Uh, yeah! Sure, that would be great! Thank you!"
B-17G Specs:
Length 74 ft. 3.9 in.
Empty Weight-
36,134 lbs.

Gross Weight-

65,000 pounds
Range- 3,750 Miles
Bomb Load-
8,000 pounds
Crew- Ten
Ceiling- 36,400 feet
Powerplant- 4 Wright R-1820-97 Cyclones, 1,200 hp at takeoff
Top Speed- 287 mph
Height- 19 ft. 2.44 in.
Armament- 13 Fifty caliber machine guns
Fuel Capacity- 2,780 gallons carried in the wings
Age- 60 glorious years