Plastic construction kit which requires assembly and painting.
The definitive version of this classic USAAF heavy bomber, the Boeing B-17G incorporated a host of improvements on the earlier models of the Flying Fortress. With thirteen machine-guns and optimised defensive firing positions, massed formations of B-17Gs would pound Axis targets on a daily basis, throwing up as much lead at attacking fighters as they possibly could.
Without doubt, the definitive version of the Flying Fortress was the B-17G and this last mass-produced version of the aircraft was manufactured in more numbers than all previous versions combined – the B-17G was a magnificent fighting aeroplane. Addressing all the shortcomings of the previous combat variants, the B-17G incorporated a number of significant improvements, specifically around the placement and upgrading of defensive armament. The combat experiences of crews flying the earlier versions of the B-17 were crucial in producing this definitive US heavy bomber.
- Scale: 1/72
- Wingspan: 438mm
- Length: 320mm
- Parts: 245
-Decals for 2 versions
A - BOEING B17G 43-37521 'Skyway Chariot', 351st Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, United Air Force Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk, England, March 1945.
B - BOEING B-17G 43-37993 'Mah Ideel', 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force, United States Air Force, Royal Air Force Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, early 1945.
Tools for assembly