HK Models B-17 Flying Fortress Aircraft Model Kit (Scale 1:48)
- Brand: HK Models
- MPN: PKHK01F002
- Scale: 1/48
- Type: Aircraft
- Material: Plastic
- Model: Boeing
- AGE: 14+
- Colour: Multicoloured
- Country of Origin: China
- Product Features: Not Painted
- Product Length: 47.4 cm
- Product Width: 65.8 cm
- Sub Type: Kit
- Year Released: 2021
- Weight: 1.1 Kg
A 1:48 scale aircraft model kit of the B-17 Flying Fortress from HK Models.
The Boeing B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ was one of the U.S.A.’s main four-engine heavy bombers, operating alongside the B-24 Liberator, and the later B-29 Superfortress, in all theatres of World War 2. It’s a fact that the B-17 almost never saw its place in history and the defeat of Nazi Germany, as the prototype, known as Model 299, crashed due to pilot error during its evaluation in October 1935. Thankfully, the design had shown such promise during the testing phase, in fact exceeding the requirements of the original specification, that further prototypes were ordered despite boeing losing the original contract with the United States Army Air Corps.
It was this further evaluation that saw the type enter active service in 1938. The actualame ‘Flying Fortress’ was coined by a newspaper hack who witnessed a roll-out of the machine, bristling with guns and turrets, and Boeing realised that this was the sort of propaganda they needed, and trademarked the name. After the initial prototypes, serial production of the B-17 began with the B-17B variant and underwent a major revision with the introduction of the ‘E’. This type featured a substantially redesigned tail and fillet that featured throughout subsequent versions, giving the b-17 its iconic profile. An extra 10ft of length was added to the fuselage. Other refinements included the addition of a tail and dorsal turret, and the addition of a Bendix turret to replace the fixed bathtub type that had graced previous versions. This was found to be disappointing and was eventually replaced with the Sperry ball turret that became a permanent feature of all future marques.
- Scale: 1:48
- Model Wingspan: 658 mm
- Model Length: 474 mm
- Number of Parts: 305
- Finely recessed panel lines and rivet detail
- Detailed cockpit
- Bomb bay and engines
PAINTS AND GLUE NOT INCLUDED.
Packaging Dimensions: Length: 47 cm Height: 30 cm Width: 9 cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Intended for collectors of age 14 years and above.
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