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February 24th 2019
CAF Museum
455 Aviation Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

GUI2002 B-17G Flying Fortress


MSRP: $140.99
Price: $105.99
You Save: $35.00 (25 %)
Item Number: GUI2002
Manufacturer: Guillows
Manufacturer Part No: 2002
The B-17 lived up to its “flying fortress” nickname during World War 2 when it penetrated deep into the Third Reich to blast German war production facilities. Bristling with machine guns, the “G” version of the B-17 was a formidable opponent for enemy fighters being able to absorb extensive battle damage and still survive to deliver its bomb cargo on designated targets. Flown by the Eighth Air Force, the B-17G proved the feasibility of strategic daytime bombing at a time when the concept was questioned because of losses suffered from enemy defenses during the early war years. The superior combat record of the B-17 won it a deserved reputation as one of aviation’s most successful bomber designs.
 
The B-17G Flying Fortress was the most famous bomber during WWII. Guillow's magnificent scale model of this aircraft is a replica of the B-17G mural on the wall at the Smithsonian Institution. The balsa wood airplane model is designed for .049 U/C flight or as a Build 'n Show display. Finely detailed plastic gun turrets and dummy engines, rugged landing gear and a sturdy wing/fuselage interlock. Build it with either movable or unmovable flying surfaces.

Now available as balsa and tissue models, these unique scale construction kits offer an interesting alternative to the wide range of plastic models offered hobby fans. Built as "skeleton" models (as shown) they make impressive display pieces. Tissue covered and decorated with decal insignia, each model is an eye-catching replica of its namesake. The results are certain to please both the beginner and advanced model builder. For ages 14 and up

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