Academy 1/72 Boeing B-17D Swoose Flying Fortress, 1683

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Academy 1/72 Boeing B-17D Swoose Flying Fortress, 1683 plastic model kit

1/72 1683 Academy Boeing B-17D Swoose Flying Fortress

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

Beautiful model of the early Fortress 'Swoose' that lead an exciting career as a transport aircraft after serving as a bomber in the South Pacific. After service against the Japanese early in the war, she found her way to Australia and served as a navigational leader for other formations. Then General Brett made her his personal transport. The aircraft survived the war, the only 'D' Fortress to do so and is being restored in Dayton OH by the Air Force Museum. When I saw her there many years ago, you could still clearly see the original 'Swoose' painting on the fuselage. Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features excellent cockpit detail, optional position landing gear, rotating props and wheels and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: bulkhead and three seats glued to cockpit floor. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

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