EAA B-17 "Aluminum Overcast"

What Engine Was On the Boeing B-17? Well, that depends…


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From an article on General Aviation News by historian Frederick Johnsen;

With almost plodding regularity, B-17 Flying Fortresses went to war powered by Wright R-1820 radial engines. It was a good fit and served the B-17 well.

But the Fortress airframe dallied with a variety of other powerplants in sometimes radical modifications.