B-17 Flying Fortress

Solomon Islands,Asia

14.September 1942 a B-17 bomber tried to make an emergency landing outside Honiera on the Solomon Islands. She sank shortly after, and the stern was dragged ashore and salvaged two years later. Today the remains of the bomber rest approx 50 meter outside Domo Beach on a depth of 10 to 20 meter.


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Dimensions:
Boing B-17 Flying Fortress

22,7 x 31,6 x 5,8 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
16,4 tons ( empty ) ( US ) ( US )

Picture: Boing B-17 Flying Fortress
Wikipedia, Public Domain

Notes:
Length: 74 ft 4 in (22.66 m), Wingspan: 103 ft 9 in (31.62 m)
Height: 19 ft 1 in (5.82 m), Wing area: 1,420 ft² (131.92 m²)
Empty weight: 36,135 lb (16,391 kg)