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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
3.92 tTake-off weight
0.5 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
6200 mCeiling
Bristol Mercury XXIVEngine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
500 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
8 mm Ksp m/22 Fh machine gunWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
1200 shots/minFire rate
8 mm Ksp m/22 Fv machine gunWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
1200 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
8 mm Ksp m/22-37 R machine gunTurret
300 roundsAmmunition
1200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
9 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombSetup 1
2900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1010 / 1273/670 / 844/200 / 252Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
60 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage B17BS.jpg

The B17BS is a rank I Swedish bomber with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at _,___ m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 6200 __._ __._ __._ __._ ___
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
_ _ _ _ _
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
500 320 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ > ___

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

  • 10mm Steel plate on pilot's seat.
  • 10mm Steel plate infront of gunner.


Offensive armament

The B17BS is armed with:

  • 1 x 8 mm Ksp m/22 Fh machine gun, wing-mounted (500 rpg)
  • 1 x 8 mm Ksp m/22 Fv machine gun, wing-mounted (500 rpg)

Suspended armament

Main article: sb m/42 (50 kg)

The B17BS can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 9 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs (450 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: Ksp m/22-37 R (8 mm)

The B17BS is defended by:

  • 1 x 8 mm Ksp m/22-37 R machine gun, dorsal turret (300 rpg)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 8 mm
II Compressor Airframe Turret 8 mm
III Wings repair Engine New 8 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover New 8 mm MGs (turret)

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".


  • Can land/float on water
  • Good aircraft for bombing anti-aircraft vehicles and light pillboxes


  • Slow and large target profile
  • Not manoeuvrable
  • Small bomb load


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

Swedish Aeroplane Company Ltd. (SAAB)
Fighters  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
Jet fighters  A21RB · J21RA · J29A · J/A29B · J29D · J29F · A32A · J32B · J35D
Jet attackers  SK60B
Bombers  B17A · B17B · B17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2

Sweden bombers
B3C · B17A · B17B · B17BS · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2