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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Diecast Model
USAAF 390th BG, 570th BS, #42-97849 Liberty Belle, 1944

1:155 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress   5.75"   8"

Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17G was a 10-seat, long-range medium bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. The B-17G was introduced in 1941 and eventually became the most common B-17 variant with production eventuallytotalling 8,680 aircraft. The Flying Fortress could reach a maximum speed of 287 mph when empty (or weighing 36,135 pounds). It featured thirteen 12.7mm machine-guns and could store 17,600 pounds of bombs for a maximum take-off weight of 72,000 pounds. "Liberty Belle" originally belonged to the 570th Bomber Squadron, 390th Bomber Group but today she has been fully restored to flying condition by the "Liberty Foundation" and can be seen touring the US.

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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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