This Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Silver) U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft model is in 1:62 scale, this spectacular model has a wingspan of 19.9" and is 14.3" in length. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress or the so called "Sentimental Journey” is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC). The B-17 aircraft was manufactured by Boeing. It has eliminated its competitors and has met the Air Corps' expectations to compete against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 airplanes. The Air Corps was impressed with the B-17s' even though Boeing had lost the contract due to the prototype's crash. This became the reason for the U.S. Army Air Corps to order 13 B-17s. The B-17 Flying Fortress was chosen as the first truly mass-produced large aircraft that participated in full-scale production. The aircraft has then evolved into various design upgrades which started from B-17A to G.
On March 13, 1945, the B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" was accepted by the U.S. Army Air Corps. The aircraft was produced too late to provide service for the European war. Therefore, it was assigned to the Pacific theater until the end of the war. The aircraft was removed from safety in Japan and was assigned to be a photo-mapping airplane in Clark Field, Manila. The aircraft has flown to all areas of the Pacific for almost three years during the development of the RB-17G
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
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