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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 crash in Schlappintal Klosters Graubünden Switzerland

Here is the Story of tail Gunner Donald Boyle Tail Gunner Donald B. Boyle describes the further course of the Mission: We lost altitude the whole time, and then our two “little friends”, the accompanying Figthers, turned off over the [...]

Old-skool Monogram classic: the 1/48th B-17G Flying Fortress

Evening all. My latest completion is a real classic: Monogram's 1975 edition B-17G in 1/48th scale. I actually started this a number of years ago for a previous B-17 Group Build, but got side-tracked and never finished it. However, I [...]

Commemoration of 80 years of the B-17

Commemoration of 80 years of the B-17 emergency landing in Utzenstorf on August 17, 2023 See programm

A different type of Fortress… PB-1W

Greetings fellow imodellers, Here is the new-tool 1/72nd Airfix B-17G converted to a US Navy PB-1W airborne early warning aircraft. I used the old 299Models conversion which gives you the big radome in short-run injection plastic, as well [...]

Revell (Monogram) 1/48 B-17G

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the USAAC. Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry, in the form of the prototype Model 299/XB-17, [...]

Revell 1/48 B-17F

Just completed this one for an unwell friend. 1/48 Revell Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress which flew with the 360th BS/ 303rd BG. Superscale decals. Sadly reported missing in Action Huls 22/6/43 Six killed in action: -Pilot: Ray [...]

Revell 1:72nd B17-F "Memphis Belle"

So after my son SAT ON my 1:48th version when it was 75% completed (crashed and burned, no survivors, too much damage to repair) i really wanted a replacement. So a guilty son bought me another, only in 72nd scale. My eyesight is still not [...]

B 17 exhaust staining on wing tops

I'm sure this has been covered before. I see many B 17 models that show engine exhaust staining when viewed from above as incorrect. The four vents behind each engine were for the intercooler and did not create any dirty staining by [...]

B-17 F ‘Memphis Belle’ 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group

Hi everybody, I don’t know how to start this article. My first thought was to write: ‘don't yell on the damn intercom!’ (famous sentence from Capt. Bob Morgan), But no Let’s first present my happy new year to you modelers. This [...]

Mid-air collision at Wings over Dallas show

I don't want to say anything definitively but that sure looks an awful lot like "Texas Raiders". The fact that one report says they were "booking rides" on the B-17 lends a bit of extra evidence toward that [...]