1/144 scale Boeing B-17B/C/D Flying Fortress - Early production of B-17

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#AA-4087   1/144 scale  Boeing B-17B/C/D Flying Fortress  Early production of B-17

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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75 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopies, Decal

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Span 219 mm

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Length 143 mm

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Unit price: US$78

Shipping charge: US$12

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1934, the U.S. Army Air Corps issued requirement for a multi-engined bomber to replace the Martin B-10. Boeing submitted XB-17 to compete with the Douglas B-18 Bolo and Martin Model 146. Although the XB-17 was cashed during flight-test, the Army was impressed in the potential of this new bomber to place order for 13 YB-17 testbed. It became B-17A after testing had finished. In 1938, The Army Air Crops ordered 39 first production model B-17B. As the production line developed, Boeing engineers continued to improve upon the B-17 design. In 1940, The Army Air Crops ordered 38 improved B-17B as B-17C. 20 B-17Cs were transferred to RAF as Fortress I, which used them during the early stage of WWII. The remaining C models were modified to D model, with other 42 D models were ordered. The early B-17 models were proved to be unsuitable for combat use over Europe, until the first mass-production version B-17E entered service in the middle of 1942.   

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Long-range heavy bomber

To design for the development of the USAAC super long-range bomber.

103ft.9in.

67ft.11in.

15ft.5in.

4x Wright R-1820-51 (B-17B/C) / -65 (B-17D) radials engine

292 mph (B-17B) / 323 mph (B-17C/D)

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11,00 lbs (B-17B) / 4,800 lbs (B-17C/D) bomb load

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Model References

The Boeing B-17B/C/D Flying Fortress package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. war-time airplanes as bonus:

 

The model kit contents parts able to build the B-17B or B-17C or B-17D model optionally!

 

 

The Boeing B-17B/C/D Flying Fortress is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.A.F.  bomber in World War II 1937~1945

Boeing XB-15

Martin XB-16

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Douglas XB-19 Hemi-sphere Defender

Boeing XB-20

North American XB-21 Dragon

Douglas XB-22 Bolo

Douglas B-23 Dragon

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

North American B-25 Mitchell

Martin B-26 Marauder

Martin XB-27

North American XB-28

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Lockheed XB-30 Constellation

Douglas XB-31 Raidmaster

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Martin XB-33A Super Marauder

Lockheed B-34 Ventura

Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing

Convair XB-36 Peacemaker

Lockheed B-37 Lexington

Boeing-Lockheed-Vega XB-38

Boeing XB-39 Spirit of Lincoln

Boeing-Lockheed-Vega YB-40

Consolidated-Vultee XB-41

Douglas XB-42 (XA-42) Mixmaster

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster