Wooden B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ Model, 1940s
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B-17 Flying Fortress
An enigmatic, solidly carved hardwood model of a World War II B-17 bomber, better known as the Flying Fortress, the model is detailed using hand carved and stained sections, and is highly polished to reveal the woodgrain, and has four metal ‘engines’ with rotating propellers, and wheel housings for the spinning wheels in the undercarriage. The model is supported by a hardwood plinth on supporting pins, unobtrusively banking the model upwards for display. With stylized US Army Air Corps (USAAC) decals to the wings, the model is in wonderful original condition. American, circa 1940s.
Wingspan: 16 inches (41 cm)
Length of model: 22½ inches (57 cm)
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