B-17G FLYING FORTRESS

CHAMPAIGN LADY

Manufacturer
Lockheed-Vega for Boeing Aircraft
Markings

401st Bomb group

Designation
B-17G
Registration
N3154S (Old: N6694C)
Serial Number

44-85813

Manufactured

1945

 The Boeing B-17 was a four engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930's for the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC). 

The B-17 was primarily employed in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The U.S. Army Air Corps touted the aircraft as a strategic weapon.  It was a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber, able to defend itself and return home despite extensive battle damage.  Widely circulated stories and photos of battered B-17s helped it achieve huge public recognition. 

     Our B-17 is being rebuilt using parts from various airframes that have seen a wide range of service, including an airtanker, movie prop, search and rescue, and nuclear testing. Volunteers fabricate missing pieces according to the specifications from the original drawings.

 

103 ft 9 in (31.62 m)

74 ft 4 in (22.66 m)

19 ft 1 in (5.82 m)

54,000 lb (24,500 kg)

287 mph (462 km/h)

35,600 ft (10,850 m)

 2,000 mi (3,219 km)

4 Wright R-1820 Cyclones

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ADDRESS

1652 N Main St, Urbana, OH 43078

AIRPORT INFO

Grimes Field I74 4400 x 100 ft.

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