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B-17E/F Flying Fortress Display Model (Model Kit) 

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Hong Kong Models 1:32 01E05
B-17E/F Flying Fortress Display Model (Model Kit)

Historical Note:


*** This is a 1:32 scale plastic model "Kit" from Hong Kong Models!

Description:    The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that they ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances.

 The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.

From its pre-war inception, the USAAC (later USAAF) touted the aircraft as a strategic weapon; it was a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber that was able to defend itself, and to return home despite extensive battle damage. It quickly took on mythic proportions, and widely circulated stories and photos of B-17s surviving battle damage increased its iconic status. With a service ceiling greater than any of its Allied contemporaries, the B-17 established itself as an effective weapons system, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II. Of the 1.5 million metric tons of bombs dropped on Germany and its occupied territories by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 tons were dropped from B-17s.

This model kit has been inspected and scrutinized by restorers of actual B-17s to be authentic down to the most minute details, even in areas usually not seen! 

Kit Features:

(3) different nose pieces (one for "E" model, one for single gun "F" model and one for multi-gun "F" model)

Multiple decal sheets for finishing including "Memphis Belle" B-17F


 New Fuselage

 New Nose

 New Instrument Panel

 New Propellers

 New Canopies

 2 Gun Turrets

 Decals for Memphis Belle

 Decals for Knockout


 Decals for Chief Seattle

 And more .........

Product Videos

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress flight with cockpit view and ATC (17:31)
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