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Postage Stamp Planes PS5402-5
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Diecast Model
Yankee Air Museum, #44-85829 Yankee Lady, Belleville, MI

1:155 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress   5.75"   8"

This B-17 was delivered to the United States Army Air Forces in 1945 and placed into storage. In 1946 having never flown in combat the aircraft was transfered to the United States Coast Guard where is served saving people stranded at sea. In 1986 the aircraft was purchased and restored by The Yankee Air Museum in Michigan. The B-17 was given the name Yankee Lady and painted in the style of historic WWII era aircraft. The Yankee Lady is open to the public for flight experience rides.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Designed to meet a US Army Air Corps requirement for a multi-engined bomber to replace the B-10, the B-17 first flew on July 18, 1935. Best known for its role in the US Army Air Forces' daylight strategic bombing campaign during World War II, the B-17 could fly high and had a long range, and was capable of defending itself from enemy fighters. It was also tough, withstanding extensive battle damage, and was capable of carrying a 6,000 lb bombload. The B-17 became one of the symbols of Allied air power, equipping 32 overseas combat groups and dropping a total of 580,631 metric tons of bombs on European targets.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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