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B-17 Dragon Lady RAF, 385th Bomber Group, Great Ashfield WWII Display Model 

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$2,550.95
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TG-WOW137
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Expected release date is 31st Jan 2018


Thomas Gunn 1:30 WOW137
B-17 Dragon Lady RAF, 385th Bomber Group, Great Ashfield WWII Display Model
Scale:
1:30
Length:
29.75"
Width:
41.5"
Composition:
Mahogany
SKU:
TG-WOW137


Historical Note:

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Preorder Expected Arrival - JUN 2018

All these models take around 60 hours to manufacture most of it by hand and come with an authentic interior. Although not shown all these aircraft also come with a stand for added display flexibility.

LIMITED EDITION: THIS MODEL IS A CUSTOM ORDER. WE ARE EXPECTED TO MOST LIKELY RECEIVE TWO ONLY.

Historic:

Our latest B-17 ‘Dragon Lady’ WOW137 belonged to 385TH Bomber Group based at RAF Great Ashfield, she was forced to ditch into the channel after being hit by flak. Pilot Edwin Harrison pulled 6 crew members out of the sinking aircraft and was later awarded the DSC for his actions. The B-17 flying Fortress is one of the most easily recognizable and iconic aircraft of WW2 and is our second one so far in our short production history. The B-17 was a four engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930’s for the USAAC. Boeing competed against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers. The Boeing entry outperformed its rivals  but lost the contract due to the prototype crashing due to pilot error. However the air corps were impressed enough with its performance to find a legal loop hole that allowed them to order 13 more for test evaluation. Although the Martin twin engine aircraft were nearly half the cost of the B-17, the air corps were convinced that the B-17 with its four engines would offer a better longer bombing range capability and eventually managed to procure nearly 200 bombers by December 1941, just in time for hostilities. The B-17 saw service mainly in Europe although some were deployed in the Pacific. Over 12,000 B-17’s were manufactured during the course of the war and were used post war by many air forces including the CIA who used them to drop Taiwanese agents into China!

Info: B-17 Dragon Lady RAF, 385th Bomber Group, Great Ashfield WWII Display Model


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