Product Description Avid collectors of handcrafted replica should not miss this desktop scale model. This impressive Desktop Scale Model is sure to impress everyone who will see it. With the expert craftsmanship of this desktop replica, you'll surely be proud to bring it home and display on your desk. From the Manufacturer This collectible B-17 represents one of the iconic aircraft of World War II, Boeing’s Flying Fortress. This model B-17G shows “Nine O’Nine,” a B-17G owned and operated by the B-17F Memphis Belle. The first American B-17 began arriving in England in May 1942, with the first mission – to bomb railroad yards in France – flown on Aug. 17, 1942. By the summer and fall of 1943, large formations of B-17s were flying missions deep into Germany. On Oct. 14, 1943, 59 bombers out of 291 launched were lost on a mission to bomb ball-bearing factories in Schweinfurt. The losses forced a suspension of raids into Germany until long-range fighter escorts were available. In 1944 and 1945, formations of hundreds of B-17s were again flying deep into Germany, with long-range P-51 Mustang fighters helping ease losses. By war’s end, the B-17 was obsolete, with the B-29 Superfortress supplanting it as the nation’s top-of-the-line bomber. Thousands were scrapped, but others flew on as drones, drone controllers and rescue craft, as well as in other support roles. The last operational B-17 mission by the U.S. Air Force was flown on Aug. 6, 1959, when a B-17 controlled a drone B-17 as a target for an air-to-air missile test. The original Nine O’Nine served with the 91st Bomb Group, completing 140 missions – more than any other B-17 – and never lost a crewman.
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Each product is identical to the plane's original blueprint
Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth
The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector