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1/48th Scale - B-17 Flying Fortress -- Stock# AC48-0045
 
1/48th Scale - B-17 Flying Fortress
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    Stock Status: In Stock

    Price:$8.50

    Circa: 1930-1944

    Scale: 1/48th Scale Aircraft

    Equipment Type: Boeing B-17G

    Instruction Sheet: AC48-0045

    Description: 1/48th Scale - B-17 Flying Fortress - Nine-O-Nine, Little Patches, Little Miss Mischief. The original aircraft, a block 30 B-17G manufactured by Boeing, was nicknamed after the last three digits of her serial number: 42-31909. Nine-0-Nine was added to the USAAF inventory on December 15, 1943. Also, after just its first combat mission, Little Patches B-17 42-31678 was splintered from shrapnel, prompting the name “Little Patches”. The Boeing B-17G, named "Little Miss Mischief" which joined the 91st Bomb Group on 15 June 1944. For several months she flew with various crews and endured varying degrees of battle damage. During a mission on 15 October 1944, German flak blew a large hole in the left side of the fuselage just above the ball turret, trapping the gunner inside. After effecting in-flight repairs, pilot Lt. Paul McDowell nursed the heavily damaged aircraft home, ultimately proving the strength of the Flying Fortress.

    Also available in the following Scales:
    1/48th Scale Part#:AC48-0045
    1/72nd Scale Part#:AC72-0045

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