B-17G Fortress - OliveItem#: HN-TAMC144
- World War II Allied Heavy Bomber
- Propeller-driven aircraft, four engine
- Handcrafted, hand-painted mahogany construction
- Scale: 1/72nd
- Operators: U.S. Army Air Force, British Royal Air Force, many others
- Time in operation: 1938-1968 (Last used by Brazilian Air Force)
- World War II era
- Manufacturers: Boeing (primary), Douglas, Lockheed-Vega
- Length: 13 inches
- Wingspan: 17.25 inches
The B-17 Flying Fortress is arguably one of the most influential aircraft designs in history. More than 12,000 B-17s were produced during its production run, with the first prototype taking flight on July 28, 1935. Approximately a third of those produced were lost in combat. Despite a theoretical performance inferior to the other primary Allied strategic bomber, the B-24, the B-17 was generally preferred over the other craft by U.S. crewmen.
This model is built to precisely replicate the image of the B-17G, the final and definitive variant of the series, with thousands built. Tremendous attention to detail and a finishing color scheme to match the drab olive scheme used by several U.S. Army Air Force squadrons makes this model an essential component of any collection.
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