Academy 12495. B-17F "Memphis Belle" Flying Fortress. Scale 1:72
B-17F "Memphis Belle" Flying Fortress. Scale 1:72
ACA-12495 - Academy
The B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" was the most famous bomber during WWII, because she was the first heavy bomber in Hitler's European war theatre to complete 25 combat missions and keep her entire crew alive.
The Memphis Belle was named for pilot Capt. Robert K. Morgan's wartime sweetheart, Ms. Margaret Polk. The preserved Memphis Belle remains on display at Mud Island in Memphis, Tennessee.
The kit parts are moulded in grey plastic, all panel lines have been accurately engraved and rivet details reproduced. The landing gear and bomb bay door can be assembled open or closed.
The completed kit measures 305mm long with a wingspan of 434mm.
- Fully engraved panel lines and rivet details.
- All pieces are moulded in a grey plastic.
- Highly detailed cockpit interior.
- Highly detailed bomb bay.
- Optional position landing gear and bomb bay door.
- Nose armament with clear canopy.
- Manually operated ball-turret in the belly.
- 4 paddle-bladed propellers.
- Tail gunner and waist gunner compartments.
- Authentic decal markings for: Memphis Belle, 324th BS/91st BG/8th AF June 1943
- Additional authentic decal markings for Miss Ouachita, 322nd BS/91st BG/8th AF, Feb. 1944..
- Detailed pictorial assembly instructions..
Glue and paint are required but are not included.