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 [...]
Commemoration of 80 years of the B-17 emergency landing in Utzenstorf on August 17, 2023
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]