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Revell 1:72 Scale B-17 Flying Fortress

by Revell
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
RRP: 22.99
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  • Detailed cockpit with side consoles and instrument panel
  • Complete bomb bay with bomb racks
  • Bomb aiming equipment with seat in nose
  • Detailed radio/navigation compartment with radio boxes
  • Rotating ball turret;- Detailed upper machine gun turret
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Revell 1:72 Scale B-17 Flying Fortress + Revell 39604 Contacta Professional Glue 25g + Revell Enamels 14ml 32340 Military Colour Paint Set
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Technical Details
Item Weight671 g
Product Dimensions32.1 x 44 x 10.2 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number80-4283
Number of Puzzle Pieces152
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1::72
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0032ALYJQ
Best Sellers Rank 27,975 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight671 g
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Date First Available24 Nov 2010
  
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The B-17 Flying Fortress is the best-known American bomber of World War II. Heavy losses in 1943, when a total of 120 bombers was shot down, lead to the conclusion that previous B-17 versions carried insufficient defensive armament. As a consequence, the front lower nose of the B-17G was equipped with a turret carrying two 12,7 mm machine guns, providing an effective defense against the feared frontal attacks. Simultaneously, supplementary gun positions were added to the fuselage sides.

The crew now being able to defend itself in all directions resulted in a sense of safety, which was also reflected in its nickname "Flying Fortress".

Product Description

The B-17 Flying Fortress is the best-known American bomber of World War II. Heavy losses in 1943, when a total of 120 bombers was shot down, lead to the conclusion that previous B-17 versions carried insufficient defensive armament. As a consequence, the front lower nose of the B-17G was equipped with a turret carrying two 12,7 mm machine guns, providing an effective defense against the feared frontal attacks. Simultaneously, supplementary gun positions were added to the fuselage sides.


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best B-17G kit by far 13 April 2012
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a new tool Revell kit, not to be confused with earlier efforts.

It has excellent detail for the scale, with a lovely interior, well detailed engines and undercarriage. THere are various options including bomb bay open/closed, and nose glass.

Also, and perhaps more importantly, it looks right. Fit of the parts is very good, with just a little filler needed on major joints. There are two decal options but many more are available from after-market suppliers if you wish. Colour schemes are either natural metal/olive drab or olive drab/neutral gray.

Instructions are typical Revell but easy to follow.

In terms of the competition, Hasegawa's B-17 is ageing but still looks good, although it lacks internal details and has raised panel lines. It's also more expensive. Academy's kit has good detail but the wing dihedral is far too pronounced and the Airfix model is very old now, with crew who look like spacemen.

This joins Revell's new Lancaster and Halifax kits as the models to have and like those kits, it's great value. I believe Revell will also release a B-17F version soon, the only problem with that is how to make room for all these on your shelf.

Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 17G Flying Fortress a great model 30 July 2012
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you want a great model that will give you lots to do and loads of detail this is a great buy. I loved making it took about a week and the kit is very well made with lots of lovely detail to keep you busy. You will need to buy the paint if you do not have a stock of paint already it will be about 15 small Revell pots of paint plus you will need some decal fix and some filler in case you have any gaps to fill.The finished model looks really great but you really need to take it a step at a time and double check on the parts before gluing together. Revell kits are pretty good having made several now they have all been fun to make and nicely made. The instructions are clear and fairly easy to follow but I do tend to write out all the paint numbers on a separate a4 sheet of paper for refrence when making the model.So very happy with this model it was great fun to make and I know have wonderful model.If your going to make it make sure you have an airbrush for the paint job and some masking tape for the finer details.10 out of 10 for a very good model.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Model Kit 8 July 2012
By Jack
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This kit is great value for money. The detail is incredible for 1:72 scale and it's much less expensive than kits of the same subject from Revell's competitors. I ended up buying two; one as a present.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flying around 7 Dec 2012
By oma
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I bought this for my adult son, who is very ill and cannot move a lot. He's getting fed up with DVD, games and reading and I was looking for something constructive he could do that would also interest his children (as in, look what Daddy can do). This one is now hanging in his son's bedroom, he's started another one, the children are very impressed with what Daddy can do! So glad this was a complete success.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars first class model 22 Mar 2013
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thank you amazon,looking forward to building b 17 model
just started doing models again after about 40 years,
exciting eh!
yours eddie gill
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great model 27 Feb 2013
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A great model but you will need to buy a lot of paint if your just starting out with model making.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value 9 Jun 2013
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The model and the decals are worth far more than the price paid and the historical research make this invaluable.
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