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B-17,
Memphis Belle,
Small Wood
Airplane Model

B - 17, Memphis Belle,  Small Wood Airplane Model - click to enlarge
B - 17, Memphis Belle, Small Wood Airplane Model
Item# b17
$62.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day.
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Product Description

The "Flying Fortress" bomber built by Boeing is one of the most famous airplanes ever made. The prototype of the B-17 first flew on July 28, 1935. Few B-17's were in service on December 7, 1941, but production quickly accelerated. The aircraft served in every WW II combat zone, but is best known for daylight strategic bombing of German industrial targets. Production ended in May 1945 and totaled 12,726.

In June of 1943, the Memphis Belle became the first B-17 to complete its crew's quota of 25 missions. A film crew had gone along on the Memphis Belle's mission to Wilhelmshaven and this film was widely shown throughout the war. After the last mission, the Memphis Belle returned to the United States and carried out a morale-building tour selling U.S. War Bonds.

Source and Links:
U.S.A.F. Museum
Joe Baugher's Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Airplane with Removable Desk Stand.
length: 8 1/2", wingspan: 11"

Accessories

B - 17 Memphis Belle
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Wood Desk Stand
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About this Handcrafted Wooden Model Aircraft:
This beautiful handmade airplane model is an authentic replica made from the finest grade of select kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. The model is made entirely by hand: From the handcarving of the aircraft fuselage, to the sanding of the aircraft's contours. Every part is assembled precisely into place. After shaping and sanding, the model passes through several stages of priming and sanding before it is hand painted to duplicate the actual colors, emblems, and insignias of the original historical aircraft. Finally, multiple coats of clear lacquer are applied to protect the artwork and provide an overall glossy finish.


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