Plastic construction kit that requires assembly and painting
In RAF service, the definitive Boeing B-17G was known as the Fortress III, with 85 aircraft being supplied to the British. Operating mainly in the bomber support role, these aircraft would conduct anti-radar and clandestine operations, designed to confuse and frustrate German nightfighters, allowing more Allied bombers to return unscathed from their latest raid.
The B-17 also saw service with the Royal Air Force during WWII, mainly operating anti-submarine patrols with Coastal Command, but also in a much more covert role. The Fortress Mk.III aircraft of No.100 Group Bomber Command would fly anti-radar and bomber support missions, designed to confuse and disrupt German night defences and allow Allied bombers a greater chance of returning safely from their latest mission. Flying towards decoy targets and dropping paper strips coated in aluminium known as ‘window’ to interfere with German radar, these RAF Fortress Mk.III bombers attempted blind the Luftwaffe nighfighter force and dramatically reduce its ability to intercept Allied bombers.
- Scale: 1/72
- Wingspan: 437mm
- Length: 318mm
- Parts: 265
A - Boeing Fortress Mk.III (B-17G) "Take it Easy", No.214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron, No. 100 (Bomber Support) Group, Royal Air Force Sculthorpe & Royal Air Force Oulton, Norforlk, England, 1944.
B - Boeing Fortress Mk.III (B-17G) No.223 Squadron, No.100 (Bomber Support) Group, Royal Air Force Sculthorpe and Royal Air Force Oulton, Oulton, Norfolk, England, 1944.
Paints, glue and tools for assembly