Mastercraft Collection Boeing B-17G Fortress (Silver) Model Scale:1/72. The B-17G Flying Fortress is a strategic bomber aircraft that was commissioned into service during World War II. The Flying Fortress struck fear as the aircraft proved instrumental in the Allied Forces' victory with by being one of the most effective bomb-droppers during its prime in military history.Armed with heavy artillery like 13 machine guns. 50 caliber and can carry up to 8,000 - pound bombs, the B-17G Flying Fortress definitely lived up to its name.
But the B-17 is best known for its toughnessit can sustain extreme damage and still be able to fly home. The B-17G has a defensive firepower of not less than thirteen 0.50-inch machine guns, two chin guns, two guns in the dorsal turret, two guns in the ventral turret, two guns in the waist, two guns in the tail and one gun in the roof of the radio operator's position.
The B-17 has a maximum speed of 472 km/h. The B-17 has crew of six to ten. It incorporates four 1,200 h. Wright R-1820-97 nine-cylinder radial air-cooled engines with General Electric Type B-22 exhaust-driven turbo-superchargers.
In July 1943, the B-17G was introduced to Fortress production line and was produced in large numbers than any other Fortress variant. B-17G entered service with the Eighth and Fifteenth Air Forces in late 1943. In 1945, when the production of B-17G ceased , there's a total of 4,035 B-17Gs built. Handcrafted by a series of master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials.Each product is identical to the planes original blueprint. Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth. The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector.
Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 12.5 x 7 inches. Item Weight: 2.4 pounds. Except on weekend or public holidays. We stand behind our products. Your receive the wrong item.The item "Mastercraft Collection Boeing B-17G Fortress (Silver) Model Scale1/72" is in sale since Thursday, November 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Aircraft\Airplanes". The seller is "ericy23" and is located in US. This item can be shipped to United States.