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So doing some quick, cocktail napkin math, a fully fueled B 17 had 2,000 gallons of aviation fuel?
More maff, 2000 gal @ 8.5lbs per = 17,000 lbs just for fuel?
av fuel weighs 6 lb / gal
We should have just let the Germans be and saved the planet instead from bad oil companies.
And the current Woke generation. Heck, we probably would be spared the moon barking of Greta The Mad Swede Thunberg.
you are correct and we would not have to read your stupid comment.
Might be some rounding involved... B-17 has a fuel tank capacity of 1,700 gallons. https://nj1015.com/files/2012/08/B-17-Fact-Sheet.pdf
On second search... It looks like there is the potential to load up to 3,600 gallons. There are "Tokyo tanks" and bomb bay tanks. Even without the bomb bay tanks, there would still be a 2,780 gallon capacity. https://airpages.ru/eng/mn/b17_17.shtml
Al Gore would've had a fit.