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Franklin Mint Armour B11b636 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Raf No.214 Sqn For Sale
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Franklin Mint Armour Collection B11B636 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Diecast Model RAF No.214 Sqn, "Give it to
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft
developed for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against
Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry
outperformed both the other competitors and more than met the Air Corps'
expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract due to the prototype's crash,
the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that they ordered 13 B-17s.
The B-17 Flying Fortress went on to enter full-scale production and was
considered the first truly mass-produced large aircraft, eventually evolving
through numerous design advancements.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Designed to meet a US Army Air Corps requirement
for a multi-engined bomber to replace the B-10, the B-17 first flew on July 18,
1935. Best known for its role in the US Army Air Forces' daylight strategic
bombing campaign during World War II, the B-17 could fly high and had a long
range, and was capable of defending itself from enemy fighters. It was also
tough, withstanding extensive battle damage, and was capable of carrying a 6,000
lb bombload. The B-17 became one of the symbols of Allied air power, equipping
32 overseas combat groups and dropping a total of 580,631 metric tons of bombs
on European targets.
The Franklin Mint's 1:48 scale B-17 series brings new meaning to the term
"heavy bomber." Weighing in at almost 8 pounds, these are quite possibly the
largest and heaviest diecast models on the market. In this large scale, the
series is able to capture detail that can be lost in smaller scales, such as the
beautifully detailed "Norden" bombsight, which is easily visible through the
nose copula. The canopy is removable, providing a clear view of the large
cockpit interior, nicely detailed pilot and co-pilot instruments and controls,
and a well detailed bulkhead that leads further into the interior. Rotating and
pivoting machine gunner positions (in most releases) and Wright "Cyclone" engine
detail inside the engine cowlings add a finishing touch.
Mint Armour Collection
The Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" range presents diecast detailed,
ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. Armour Collection
diecast airplanes from The Franklin Mint require no glueing or painting. Each
model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box.
Made from diecast metal and plastic components, the die cast airplanes in the
Franklin Mint's Armour Collection are 100% true to scale.
Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" diecast airplanes feature:
Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
Detailed cockpit interiors.
No pilot figures.
Sturdy fixed metal landing gear for static display.
Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
Accurately detailed underside.
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Franklin Mint Armour B11b636 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Raf No.214 Sqn : $168