By United States. Office of Flying Safety
Изображения: черно-белые фотоa. version B-17F and G bombardment airplanes are four-engine-midwing monoplanes. The approximate over-all dimensions are: size, seventy four ft nine inches; top, taxying place, 19 ft 1 inch; span, 103 ft nine inches.b. Electrically operated touchdown apparatus, tail apparatus, wing flaps, bomb bay doorways, and hydraulically operated brakes and cover flaps are provided.c. The staff contains pilot, copilot, navigator, bombardier, higher turret gunner, decrease turret gunner, radio operator, facet gunner(s), and tail gunner. The aircraft should be entered both during the major front door at the correct part of the aircraft simply ahead of the horizontal stabilizer, or throughout the entrance hatch within the backside of the fuselage less than the pilots compartment.d. protective armament of the B-17F contains 3 turrets, every one mounting .50 calibre computing device weapons, and 5 unmarried flexibly fixed .50 fastened .50 calibre computer weapons. The B-17G has an extra energy turret slightly under the nostril of the aircraft and regulated from thebombardiers compartment.e. Provisions are made for loading 2000-pound or smaller bombs on racks in the bomb bay, and one bomb, as much as 4000 kilos will be carried less than every one wing.
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Rotate the crank clockwise to lower the flaps and counterclockwise to raise them. Figure 33 - Emergency Bomb Bay Door Operation' the bomb door latches, permitting the doors to open independently of the retracting screw, as shown in figure A. The latter portion of the stroke releases all external and internal bombs salvo and unarmed. Q. DOOR RETRACTION AFTER EMERGENCY If the spring in the emergency release RELEASE. mechanism under the hinged door beneath the pilot's compartment floor has not entirely retrieved the linkage as shown in B, reset by pushing at the hinge of the link as shown in C.
J . r) . c;" ", } I' Figure 35 7. - Emergency Incase of engine or wing fires, open the emergency exits; signal stand by to abandon: one long ring (approximately 6 seconds). In case of a cabin fire, exits shouldNOT be open; signal stand by to abandon, exits closed: one long ring (approximately 6 seconds), and one short ring (approximately 2 seconds). Procedure Do not grasp metal horn on top of cylinder. White discharge is "dry ice"; avoid frost bite. ~) To shut off flowof gas, return horn to clip qn side of cylinder.
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