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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2) A00110A
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Diecast Model
USAAF 91st BG, 323rd BS, Nine O Nine #42-31909, RAF Bassingbourn, England, 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress   12.25"   17.25"

First delivered to the 91st Bomb Group on February 24, 1944, the soon-to-be prolific bomber named for the last three digits of her serial number immediately got to work, flying her inaugural mission the following day. By the end of the war, "Nine-O-Nine" had flown 140 combat sorties (believed to be a "Mighty Eighth" record) without losing a single crew member. She also flew at least 126 consecutive missions without aborting, also believed to be a record. While she was scrapped after the war, the Collings Foundation has an airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress currently painted in commemoration of the legendary bomber.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Designed to meet a US Army Air Corps requirement for a multi-engined bomber to replace the B-10, the B-17 first flew on July 18, 1935. Best known for its role in the US Army Air Forces' daylight strategic bombing campaign during World War II, the B-17 could fly high and had a long range, and was capable of defending itself from enemy fighters. It was also tough, withstanding extensive battle damage, and was capable of carrying a 6,000 lb bombload. The B-17 became one of the symbols of Allied air power, equipping 32 overseas combat groups and dropping a total of 580,631 metric tons of bombs on European targets.

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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2)

The Air Force 1 range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 (Series 2) diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.

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