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B17 Flying Fortress
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B17 Flying Fortress

$149.00 $138.57

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B17 Flying Fortress

B17 Flying Fortress

Zephyr award 2008

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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is often regarded as the more important heavy bomber for the American Allies in the Second World War, accounting for over 290,000 sorties against ground installations and dropping over 640,000 tons of bombs. By war's end, the B-17 Flying Fortress was a mainstay in both the Pacific and European Theaters of War. The system became the symbol of American bomber might in the Second World War and continues with its legendary status even today. Incidentally, the name “Flying Fortress” is purported to have come from one of the reporters present during the unveiling of the machine at the Boeing plant, remarking as to how the aircraft looked like a 15-ton “flying fortress”.

  • 60" span

  • 44" long

  • 3 to 4 lbs AUW

  • 497 sq in wing area

A beautiful full scale flying model of the world famous WWII Bomber. This is a builder's kit. Includes all pre-shaped foam and vacuum formed plastic parts. Requires some sanding. Model shown is finished with Wowplane Liquid Sheet in Aluminum Overcast color scheme, but you can finish in any other color scheme of your choice. Can be gas or electric powered. Ailerons, elevators, rudder, and optional flaps. Fixed gear or retracts. 

Kit Includes: (see pictures at end of this page)

  • All pre-cut foam parts
  • Full set of quality plastics with full scale details - 4 engine cowls, cockpit canopy, nose, tail, top, and side gunners.
  • Detailed online construction manual.
  • Box 30x13x13 6lbs

 Power system:

  • Can be Gas or Electric
  • Suggested Electric Power Setups:
     Perf. Motor Prop ESC Battery
     SportRimfire 28-26-1600 6x4 4 x >10A3S1P, 2100 maH, 20C
     SportEflite 370 Park 1360 KV  6x4

    4 x >10A

    3S1P, 2100 maH, 20C
     SportAXI 2208/26 6x4 4 x >10A3S1P, 2100 maH, 20C
     Trainer* Speed 480 7.2V 6x4 1 x 60A3S1P, 3700 maH, 20C

Available Options:
Construction Manual:
Custom Stand:
Liquid Sheeting, 2 sets:
Panel Line Tape, 3 rolls:
Rivet Stencil, 3 shts:
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