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1/144 B-17G-40 "Flak Eater" 364th BS, 305th BG, September 1944
Barcode: 0 89195 51007 5
Case Pack: 20 pieces per case
Box Size: 8.3" x 8.3" x 2.8"
- Fully detailed
- Diecast metal fuselage and wings
- Rotating propellers
- Accurate engraved panel lines
- Historically accurate markings
Dragon Warbirds recently announced its first ever B-17G Flying Fortress, this being produced in 1/144 scale for an optimal balance of detail and convenient size. Such was the demand from the public that a second B-17G is now being added to the range. The B-17G was the definitive Flying Fortress version that started rolling off production lines in July 1943. Eventually, 8680 were manufactured, and the B-17 bomber ended up dropping more bombs than any other American plane in WWII. It’s understandable that this four-engine bomber was labeled a “flying fortress”, for it had no less than 13 M2 .50-cal machine guns! The B-17G featured a new power-operated chin-type turret with twin .50-cal MGs to counter head-on attacks.
This 1/144 scale model possesses an excellent level of detail, and it has the natural metal finish found on B-17G aircraft. The precisely registered markings depict those of the 364th Bombardment Squadron, one of four squadrons of the 305th Bomb Group based in England that conducted bombing missions against Germany. This model represents “Flak Eater”, an aircraft that first saw service on 17 April 1944 and survived the war. The distinctive 305th BG “triangle G” insignia is a feature of this aircraft, as is the bright green horizontal band across the tail that was introduced in August 1944. The nose art includes a shark’s mouth, which lends a mean and aggressive look to this model. Collectors wishing to build up their Allied bomber fleets will welcome the arrival of this new and colorful B-17G.
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