B17G Flying Fortress USAAF Nine-O-Nine 1:155
B17G Flying Fortress USAAF Nine-O-Nine A R Camouflage 1:155 with stand
October 2016 Release
The B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed by Boeing for the United States Army Air Corps. It was a high-flying, long-range bomber, heavily used in World War II for daylight precision bombing of strategic military targets. It was highly effective and reliable, and developed a reputation of being able to return to its home base despite extensive battle damage.
The B-17 Nine-O-Nine was named after the last three digits of her serial number: 42-31909, and is representative of the B-17's tough reputation. After joining the war in 1944, the Nine-O-Nine completed 132 consecutive missions without aborting for mechanical reasons or loss of crew, believed to be a record. In all she flew 1,129 hours and dropped 562,000 pounds of bombs before returning to the US at the end of hostilities.
The Collings Foundation currently operates a fully restored and operational B-17G in "Nine-O-Nine" colors, in honor of the veterans of the World War II. It is one of the finest B-17 restorations ever done and can be seen at the Wings of Freedom airshow that visits 120 cities nationwide. This Die-cast metal airplane model comes in 1:155 scale with plastic stand and is approximately 5 3/4" inches long with 8 "inch wingspan.
The Postage Stamp Model line are made of solid diecast metal, and include historical aircraft from the pioneering days of aviation through WWI, WWII to up to the present. The line offers commercial and military and space aircraft types unavailable from any other manufacturer. They are fully decorated with authentic details and come with a display stand. Wingspans are from 4 1/2" to 8", and the scales vary to fit in standard boxes.