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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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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 [...]

B-17 F Hasegawa, 94BG.

As you may remember, my last project was the B-17 G Airfix. Before the model was completely finished, I had the opportunity to buy the Hasegawa B-17 F on a rather occasional basis. The model of this company quite faithfully reflects the [...]

B-17G from Białogóra. B-17G Airfix Bachelor's Bride from 91 BG project .

This time I will not describe the spectacular stories of the plane. My emotional connection with the Boeing B-17 comes from my vacation days at the seaside. A few years ago I discovered in the seaside town of Białogóra an information [...]

Review: Monogram 1/48 Visible B-17 Review

B-17F Miami Clipper

This B-17 completed 28 missions with no crew members killed, only two were wounded. The Miami Clipper completed its last mission in March of 1944 and then was returned to the USA. It was scrapped in January 1946. It was assigned to the [...]

Academy B-17F: Mediterranean Ferret

I am always looking for planes to build that are a little out of the ordinary. I came across an article in Aviation Historian about B-17Fs that were used in the Mediterranean as ferrets. A ferret is an aircraft that is designed to [...]

Revellogram 1/48 B-17G

This is a build for a friend whose father was initial crew on this aircraft in WW II. An old molding that I'm sure many here are familiar with, it was a decent kit considering it's age and the manufacturing limitations of the seventies. It [...]

HK'S 1/48 B-17F-35-BO Lucious Lady

Any aircraft modeler who knows anything about WWII certainly knows about the iconic Boeing B-17. The images and film of the 8th AF bomber fleets smashing the Reich, along with countless books, movies, documentaries, TV and personal [...]

Bombs away (B17E diorama)

“Flak so thick you could walk on it” . Only over nazi Germany american B-17 dropped over 640,000 tons of bombs during the war. Estimates of German civilians killed only by Allied strategic bombing have ranged from around 350,000 to [...]

Classic Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 B-17G

Here's the vintage Hasegawa that is still being sold today. I finished it in April and on this one I photographed it outside using a Nikon film camera. An Eduard mask made it so much easier in painting the model. I did correct the [...]