- 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 “Miss Conduct” Bureau Number 43-38525 from the 418th Bombardment Squadron (LD), 100th Bombardment Group. The 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy), was an Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress unit in England, stationed at RAF Thorpe Abbotts. Flying over 300 combat missions, the group earned two Distinguished Unit Citations (Regensburg, 17 August 1943; Berlin, 4/6/8 March 1944). The group suffered tremendous losses in combat, with 177 Aircraft MIA, flying its last mission on 20 April 1945.
This B-17G made by Air Force One is a highly detailed replica. The model features the planes original nose art, the Square-D that was the tail code for the Group, 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.
418th Bombardment Squadron Emblem