B-17 Fortress w/ Incendiary Canister

by   35.5k Weaverfish  1.2 years ago
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One look a this bomber bristling with turrets and armour and the word 'Fortress' comes to mind. The key to this design was the four turbo-supercharged engines that allowed bombing heights beyond enemy interception. Incendiary canisters would start conflagaration fires, burning deep within the hearts of enemy cities.


Features a Norden bombsight that calculates angle and trim based on your height, drops M17 Incendiary Canister bomb.

ACT 1 - flaps
ACT 2 VTOL DOWN - scope angle
ACT 3 - autopilot for stable bombing runs
ACT 4 VTOL DOWN - bomb bay doors
ACT 6 VTOL DOWN - drops cluster bomb

Follow these steps correctly and you will hit anything.
Bombsight (cam3) requires you to choose your desired bombing altitude, ranging between 12,000 ft up to 20,000 ft.

Let's say you wanted to bomb at 14,000 ft. First, takeoff and gain altitude so that you are roughly at 14,000. Using the trim dial on the right, trim down until the marker is aligned to the 14. When you reach maximum speed, the bomber should level off perfectly maintaining 14,000.

The left dial shows the bombsight angle setting, so you will want to act 2 and vtol down until the marker aligns perfectly with your chosen trim setting, in this case, 14.

Hit act3 to activate autopilot mode for the bombing run. Act 4 and vtol down controls the bomb bay doors.

If you are flying absolutely level at 14,000 ft, with the bombsight scoped in correctly, you should be able to easily hit whatever you want. Enjoy!

Tail Gunner Version
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/9sl9Ab/B17-w-Tail-Gunner-Station

AI Version
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/En2DEX/AI-Fortress

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +84 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 82.3ft (25.1m)
  • Length 61.1ft (18.6m)
  • Height 20.1ft (6.1m)
  • Empty Weight 43,029lbs (19,517kg)
  • Loaded Weight 59,744lbs (27,099kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.16
  • Wing Loading 27.6lbs/ft2 (135.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,161.1ft2 (200.8m2)
  • Drag Points 16382

Parts

  • Number of Parts 364
  • Control Surfaces 10
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    2,461 Rub3n213

    Just wanted to say your detail and work with the bomb sights is incredible!

    one month ago
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    35.5k Weaverfish

    @ChromeGamer25 If I remember right, 6 disconnects every small bomb within the canister, turns on all the incendiary flares on the bombs, drops the main canister, sets the fins within the canister to spin, and sets the canister doors to start opening, it's a LOT of work if you want to get all those changed to act5.

    8 months ago
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    Ive had this stored in my aircraft saves for a while and am still curious as to what ag 5 does. I want to hook up the bomb drop to 5 because I keep forgetting it’s 6 and miss my target, but am worried I’d mess up something connected to that group, any help?

    8 months ago
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    18.6k ACMECo1940

    cool

    10 months ago
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    2,656 shipster

    @Weaverfish if I'd try, I would have an uncontrollable urge to carve my eyes out with a melon spoon. XD

    1.2 years ago
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    33.4k CoolPeach

    I'd need to experiment a lot, still very impressive might I say. @Weaverfish

    1.2 years ago
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    35.5k Weaverfish

    @CoolPeach its genuinely really easy, I bet you'd do a good job making one.

    1.2 years ago
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    33.4k CoolPeach

    Well what you lack in form you make up in function. Not many can create functioning bombsights, I wouldn't even try for fear of losing my mind. @Weaverfish

    1.2 years ago
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    35.5k Weaverfish

    @CoolPeach He's right dude, it's a pretty lousy looking b-17 :) But I have mobile limits to adhere to, so I'm not angry ;)

    1.2 years ago
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    @CoolPeach Ik, was joking, hence the OOOOOOOHHH MYYY GOOO

    1.2 years ago
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    33.4k CoolPeach

    Cause of the bomb sight, which works really well might I add, and it's not lame @BACconcordepilot, it's cool.

    1.2 years ago
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    lol y is this lame looking b17 so high rateOOOOOOOHHH MYYY GOOO

    1.2 years ago
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    5,225 DJ123

    this is so fricken awesome, mostly because i suck at bombing but still

    1.2 years ago
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    @drdoom222 why you tryna scare me? It's not even your build

    1.2 years ago
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    2,906 Agung44

    oh my god, you're plane is featured! @Weaverfish

    1.2 years ago
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    @Leonelarminrocks7 stop spamming that stuff.

    1.2 years ago
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    1,753 drdoom222

    @Leonelarminrocks7 if you do something like this again I will block you.

    1.2 years ago
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    1,753 drdoom222

    @Leonelarminrocks7 what is this bull? How does this comply with the rules?

    1.2 years ago
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    952 89h7pdc

    B-17 has got two pliot

    1.2 years ago
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    challenge: install this mechanism on Johndfg's Memphis Belle.
    who can successfully do it gets 25 upvotes (if you have that much planes)

    1.2 years ago
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    5,225 DJ123

    little curios how it works? is it some new beta thing or somthing?

    1.2 years ago
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    5,225 DJ123

    wow

    1.2 years ago
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    17.2k Dynimerous

    This is insanely cool omg

    1.2 years ago
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    12.0k NordicTuna

    I can't tell you how much I looked forward to this build. If I could upvote a hundred times I would, stunning job!

    1.2 years ago
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    3,860 schneider821

    nice :)

    1.2 years ago
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