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2017-11-20

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BB17G60  Castle

 
     
  The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
     
  See also : Related AAC Aircrafts
 P1B1W95 Sky.Light
Background information
 B17G_Background
Related pages :
 11.103.Bombers
 77.403.Internal.Bombs
 

INTRODUCTION

The AAC™ BB17G60 Castle is vintage piston engined heavy bomber inspired by the Boeing B-17 Fortress, an aicraft procured in large numbers during WWII.  Among the different variants was the PB-1W, the first airborne early warning radar, and the SB17G dedicated to search and rescue duties.  After the war, the B-17 was used as late as 1960 by Portugal and 1968 by Brazil.  Both these countries then operated the SB-17G.

Historical

Op Role

QTY

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
 

USA

USN EW

24

PB-1W

Fortress

1945 1955                        
 

Brazil

AF SAR

12

SB17G

Fortress

1951 1968 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
 

Portugal

AF BB

5

SB17G

Fortress

1947 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960

Atlantic Air Combat™

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

Brazil

AF BB

12

BB17G60

Castle

1951 1968 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Portugal

AF BB

12

BB17G60

Castle

1947 ~ >> >> >> >> 1960

Brazil

AF AEW

8

P1B1W95

Sky.Light

1958 ~     1958

Portugal

AF AEW

8

P1B1W95

Sky.Light

1959 ~       1959

Chile

AF AEW

8

P1B1W95

Sky.Light

1960 ~         1960

The Castle  and SkyKLight  in Atlantic Air Combat™

The Castle will exclusively be available in the colors of selected operators, and will be referred to as follows :
BB17G60 Castle Bomber secondary anti-submarine (ASW), anti-shipping (ASS) and Search-and-Rescue (SAR) roles -
P1B1W95 Sky.Light AEW exclusive to the game engine -

DETAILED AAC SPECIFICATIONS

Aircraft.ID     B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Aircraft.NAME     Fortress Fortress Castle Sky.Light    
11 2 2 2 2 4 4 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4 8
AAC Category - - Bomber Bomber Bomber Bomber    
Genre - - Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage    
Sub-Genre - - WWII WWII WWII WWII    
Carrier.Capable YES/NO - no no no no    
Launch=No.cat YES/NO - no no no no    
Pressurized YES/NO - no no no no    
DIMENSIONS B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Length - - 74'09" 74'09" 74'09" 74'09"    
Span - - 103'09" 103'09" 103'09" 103'09"    
Height - - 19'01" 19'01" 19'01" 19'01"    
Wing area - - 1420.ft² 1420.ft² 1420.ft² 1420.ft²    
ENGINES B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Engine-1:ID Piston - 4 R-1820-97 4 R-1820-97 4 R1821.97 4 R1821.97        
Engine-1:Pwr1 Military - 1200.hp 1200.hp 1200.hp 1200.hp    
Engine-1:Pwr2 extra - 1380.hp 1380.hp 1380.hp 1380.hp    
Engine-1:Prop Diam - 10'01" 10'01" 10'01" 10'01"        
Engine-1:SFC1 lbs/hr*hp Mass - - - -    
Engine-1:SFC1 gal/hr*lbf Vol - - - -    
Engine-1:SFC2 lbs/hr*hp Mass - - - -    
Engine-1:SFC2 gal/hr*lbf Vol - - - -    
AVIONICS B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Avionics: Radar ID SCR517 AN/APS20 SCR17 APS20    
Avionics: IRST ID // // //      
Avionics: Warn ID // // APS13 APS13    
Avionics: Sonobuoy ID // // // //    
FEATURES B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Engine-1: Reverse - no no no no    
IFR:boom Fixed - no no no no    
IFR:boom Retract - no no no no    
IFR:receptacle - - no no no no    
IFR:receptacle Doors - no no no no    
Air.Brakes - - no no no no    
Flaps - - Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Landing.Gear - - Yes Yes Yes Yes    
L-Gear retract Retract - Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Arresting.Hook - - no no no no    
Brake.Chute - - no no no no    
Wingfold Powered - no no no no    
Canopy Opening - no no no no    
Nav.Lights - - Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Extinguisers - - Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Bomb/Cargo Doors - Yes no Yes no    
Search.Light - - no no no no    
CREW B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Crew - Q 10 10 7 10        
Egress Pilot Q 1 Bail - Bail 1 Bail - Bail        
Egress Co-Pilot Q 1 Bail - Bail 1 Bail - Bail        
Egress Bombardier Q 1 Bail - Bail 1 Bail - Bail        
Egress Navigator Q 1 Bail - Bail 1 Bail - Bail        
Egress Engineer Q 1 Bail - Bail 1 Bail - Bail        
Egress Radio Q 1 Bail - Bail 1 Bail - Bail        
Egress Gunner/V Q 1 Bail - Bail - Bail - Bail        
Egress Gunner/W Q 2 Bail - Bail - Bail - Bail        
Egress Gunner/T Q 1 Bail - Bail 1 Bail - Bail        
INTERNAL WEAPONS B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Recce.Pack Inbuilt × Q - //   //   //   //        
Guns:Fwd-1 - × Q - //   //   //   //        
Guns:Fwd-2 - × Q - //   //   //   //        
Gun.Turret:N Nose × Q 2 ANM2   // 2 ANM2 2 ANM2        
Gun.Position Cheeks × Q 2 ANM2   //   //   //        
Gun.Turret:D Dorsal × Q 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2        
Gun.Position Radio.Op × Q 1 ANM2   //   //   //        
Gun.Turret:V Ventral × Q 2 ANM2   //   //   //        
Gun.Turret:W Waist × Q 2 ANM2 2 ANM2   //   //        
Gun.Turret:T Tail × Q 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2        
FFAR ID × Q - //   //   //   //        
FUEL:INTERNAL B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Fuel:Internal Standard US 2520.US 2520.US 2520.US 2520.US    
Fuel:Internal Standard gal 2098 gal 2098 gal 2098 gal 2098 gal    
Fuel:Internal Extra US 1450.US - 1450.US -    
Fuel:Internal Extra gal 12070 gal - 12070 gal -    
WEIGHTS & LOADS B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Weight:Empty - - - 32720 lb - 32720 lb - 32000 - 32000        
Crew: 200 lb/@ - 10 2000 lb 10 2000 lb 7 1400 lb 10 2000 lb        
Fuel:Int.AvGas gal×7.20 - - 15120 lb - 15120 lb - 15120 lb - 15120 lb        
Gun.Cheeks rpg - 500 288 lb - - - - - -        
Gun.Radio Op. rpg - 500 144 lb - - - - - -        
Gun.Turret:N rpg - 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb - -        
Gun.Turret:D rpg - 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb        
Gun.Turret:V rpg - 500 288 lb - - -   - -        
Gun.Turret:W rpg - 500 288 lb - - -   - -        
Gun.Turret:T rpg - 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb        
FFAR - - - // - // - // - //        
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 51712 lb 50704 lb 49384 lb 49696 lb    
INTERNAL LOAD OPTIONS B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Bombs: Mk030 100 lb × Q 24 2400 lb - - 48 4800 lb - -        
Bombs: Mk057 250 lb × Q 16 4000 lb - - 44 11000 lb - -        
Bombs: ANM31 300 lb × Q 16 4800 lb - - - - - -        
Bombs: ANM32 600 lb × Q 8 4800 lb - - - - - -        
Bombs: Mk064 500 lb × Q 12 6000 lb - - 14 7000 lb - -        
Bombs: Mk117 750 lb × Q - - - - 12 9000 lb - -        
Bombs: Mk065 1000 lb × Q 6 6000 lb - - 6 6000 lb - -        
Bombs: Mk067 1600 lb × Q 6 9600 lb - - 8 12800 lb - -        
Bombs: Mk066 2000 lb × Q 2 4000 lb - - 6 12000 lb - -        
Bombs: Mk118 3000 lb × Q - // - - 6 18000 lb - -        
Mines : SM131 1050 lb × Q 6 6300 lb - - 8 8400 lb - -        
Mines : SM390 2000 lb × Q 2 4000 lb - - 6 12000 lb - -        
Depth : DC017 340 lb × Q 6 1950 lb - - 8 2720 lb - -        
Depth : DC049 650 lb × Q 6 3900 lb - - 8 5200 lb - -        
Rafts  : LR-10 100 lb × Q - - - - 28 2800 lb - -        
Rafts  : LR-15 150 lb × Q - - - - 12 1800 lb - -        
Sub-Total-2 Internal - 9600 lb - 12000 lb -    
EXTERNAL LOAD CAPACITIES B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
HVAR: HVRAR5 R1 R3 R5 R7 Port - - - - 4 560 - -        
Pylons:W1:Wings Inner × Q 1 4 000 lb - - 1 4 750 lb - -        
Pylons:W2:Wings Inner × Q 1 4 000 lb - - 1 4 750 lb - -        
HVAR: HVRAR5 R2 R4 R6 R8 Stb - - - - 4 560 - -        
Sub-Total-3 External - 8 000 lb - 10 620 lb -    
WEIGHTS & LOADS SUMS B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 51712 lb 50704 lb 49384 lb 49696 lb    
Sub-Total-2 Internal   9600 lb - 12000 lb -    
Sub-Total-3 External - 8 000 lb - 10 620 lb -    
PAYLOAD Allowance - 17 600 lb - 22 620 lb -    
Weight:Total - - 69312 lb 50704 lb 72004 lb 49696 lb    
Weight:MTOW - - 72 000 lb 72 000 lb 72 000 lb 72 000 lb    
PERFORMANCES B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
Speed: Rotation F35°×1.1 knot - - 90.kn 90.kn    
Speed: Takeoff F35°×1.2 knot - - 95.kn 95.kn    
Speed: Max   knot 260.kn - 280.kn 280.kn    
Speed: Cruise   knot 170.kn - 175.kn 175.kn    
Speed: Approach F35°×1.4 knot - - 115.kn 115.kn    
Speed: Stall F00° knot - - 90.kn 90.kn    
Speed: Stall F15° knot - - 85.kn 85.kn    
Speed: Land F35° knot 78.kn - 80.kn 80.kn    
Speed: Stall F35° knot - - 75.kn 75.kn    
Climb.rate ft/min   - - 1430.ft/min 1430.ft/min    
Ceiling - ft 35000.ft - 37000.ft 37000.ft    
TakeOff Run - m - - 1300.m 1300.m    
Landing Run Brakes m - - 800.m 800.m    
Landing Run Reverse m // - // //    
Landing Run Chute m // - // //    
Range:   nmi 1580.nmi - 1580.nmi ~    
      B-17G PB-1W BB17G60 P1B1W95    
      Fortress Fortress Castle Sky.Light    

TENTATIVE LOADOUTS

AAC/ID             - RR - - W2 - - Bay - - W1 - - RR -  
Name Weapon Note lbs/@ Qty lbs/T   - 560lb - - 5Klb - - 12Klb - - 5Klb - - 560lb -  
/BBB01 Mk030 Bombs 100 lb 48 4800 lb   - - - - - - - (48) - - - - - - -  
/BBB02 Mk057 Bombs 250 lb 44 11000 lb   - - - - - - - (44) - - - - - - -  
/BBB03 Mk064 Bombs 500 lb 14 7000 lb   - - - - - - - (14) - - - - - - -  
/BBB04 Mk117 Bombs 750 lb 12 9000 lb   - - - - - - - (12) - - - - - - -  
/BBB05 Mk065 Bombs 1000 lb 6 6000 lb   - - - - - - - (6) - - - - - - -  
/BBB06 Mk067 Bombs 1600 lb 8 12800 lb   - - - - - - - (8) - - - - - - -  
/BBB07 Mk066 Bombs 2000 lb 6 12000 lb   - - - - - - - (6) - - - - - - -  
/BBB08 Mk118 Bombs 3000 lb 6 18000 lb   - - - - - - - (6) - - - - - - -  
/BBB09 Mk056 Bombs 4750 lb 2 9500 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
/BBB10 SM131 Mines 1050 lb 8 8400 lb   - - - - - - - (8) - - - - - - -  
/ASW01 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 7620 lb   - - - - - (8) - - - - -  
- HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
- DC049 Depth 650 lb 10 6500 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
/ASS01 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 17920 lb   - - - - - (8) - - - - -  
- HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
- ASS13 Torpedo 2000 lb 2 4000 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
- Mk067 Bombs 1600 lb 8 12800 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
/SAR01 LR-10 LifeRaft 28=280 28 2800 lb   - - - - - - - (28) - - - - - - -  
/SAR02 LR-15 LifeRaft 12=180 12 1800 lb   - - - - - - - (12) - - - - - - -  
 
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