- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Metal stand included
- Measures 12.5” L x 17.25” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). The B-17 was primarily employed by the USAAC in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in central and southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy were the primary major commands responsible for employing the B-17 in Europe.
The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.
The B-17’s first flight was July 28, 1935. It was introduced into service in April 1938 and was last retired the Brazilian Air Force in 1968. A total of 12,731 B-17’s were built.
This model represents B-17G “Swamp Fire” from the 524th Bombardment Squadron (WA), 379th Bomb Group, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing and was based at RAF Kimbolton, England during WW II. The combat record of the 379th was the most successful of all the Eighth Air Force heavy bomber groups. It held records as far as bomb tonnage dropped – 26,459 tons – more than any other unit including those operational before the 379th arrived in the UK. It also exceeded all other UK Bomb Groups in the total number of missions flown, carrying out 330 between May 1943 and 15 May 1945.
This B-17G made by Air Force One is a highly detailed replica. The model features the planes original nose art, the Triangle-K that was the tail code for the Wing. glazed nose and canopy, and rotating propellers. The landing gear can be positioned in the up or down position. The display stand is included and requires minor assembly.
This B-17G is an excellent addition to your diecast aircraft collection.
524th Bomb Squadron Emblem