Airfix 1/72 B-17G Flying Fortress

Product code: AX08017B
£35.99
Kit Features;
  • 2 x marking options -
  1. B-17G-70-BO Flying Fortress, 43-37756 'Milk Wagon', 708th Bomb Squadron, 447th Bomb Group, Eight Air Force, United States Ary Air Force, Royal Air Force Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, 1945.
  2. B-17G-95-BO Flying Fortress, 43-38728 '$5 with Breakfast', 851st Bomb Squadron, 490th Bomb Group, Eight Air Force, United States Army Air Force, Royal Air Force Eye, Suffolk, England, 1945.
  • Paint call outs for Humbrol
  • Length 320mm, width 438mm, 245 parts
  • Bombs included with bomb bay open or closed option
  • Undercarriage up or down option
  • Elevators, flaps & rudders are posable
  • 2021 boxing of the 2016 new tooled kit
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress boasts a remarkable legacy, as both a strategic weapon but an enduring symbol of US air power from the Second World War. The B-17 was designed as a large, multi-engine bomber with substantial defensive armament.

Introduced in 1938 the B-17 first saw action with the RAF carrying out bombing missions in France in 1941, but its poor performance suggested improved defences & better bombing accuracy were needed.
The B-17G was a much improved version coming later in the war & proved itself capable of carrying out high-altitude, long-range attacks.

Despite the large amount of defensive armament the B-17 still proved vulnerable to enemy fighter aircraft until the advent of long-range fighter escorts.

 

GTIN 5055286686375
Brand Airfix
Product Code AX08017B
Weight 0.75kg