The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s. The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. From its pre-war inception, it was touted as a strategic weapon; it was a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber that was able to defend itself, and to return home despite extensive battle damage. The B-17 quickly established itself as an effective weapons system, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II.
This specific B-17 model is painted as "Red Gremlin". The "Red Gremlin" crew included Dutch Van Kirk, Paul Tibbets and Tom Ferebee, who would all later fly together in the B-29 "Enola Gay" and drop the first atomic bomb.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/60 Scale Model
- 20.75 Inch Wingspan
- 15 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood