Airfix’s next big bomber in 1/72 scale revealed
Airfix next four-engine bomber release in 1/72 scale has been revealed at the company's blog. Coming in 2016 is the new-tool Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. Accompanying this welcome anouncement were the attached series of 3D CAD screenshots of the projected kit.
This is said to be engineered based on original fanufacturers' drawings and technical information obtained from the Smithsonian plus measurements of a real B-17G 23-1983 ‘Mary Alice’ from the American Air Museum at Duxford.
Currently, the kit is still quite early in the production process. It is expected to go on sale in the final quarter of 2016.
The Boeing B-17G will be joined by a new ground vehicle diorama set, comprising Autocar U-7144-T 4X4 tractor unit and F-1 fuel trailer and Chevrolet M6 bomb service truck.
Last in this update are the images illustrate the progress on 1/48 scale Boulton Paul Defiant - for which the tooling seems to have been completed.
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