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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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B-17G "Tondalayo"
darreng
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 08:52 AM UTC
This is the recently released Revell 1/72 B-17G. The real a/c had staggered waist positions but I fell in love with the scheme, and decided to apply it to this model.


This model represents Boeing B-17G-65-BO 43-37516 "Tondalayo" of the 406th BS (H)/305th BG based at Cheddington in the U.K.

This squadron (formerly the 422nd) became the 8th Air Force's first night bombing squadron in September 1943, and this a/c was assigned to the specialist unit on June 4, 1944. At this time the unit had ceased night bombing and went on to leaflet dropping.

On March 4, 1945 this a/c was shot down in error off Clacton by a British shore battery that had opened fire on a German intruder, which had been detected in the same area. The squadron CO, Lt Col. Earle Aber was at the controls, and after ordering his crew to abandon the aircraft, he and his co-pilot 2nd Lt. Maurice Harper remained at the controls to try to get the a/c to Woodbridge. But the aircraft crashed to the sea in flames killing both men.







The aircraft was painted overall Gloss Black to reflect searchlight glare.

drabslab
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European Union
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 02:11 AM UTC
Nice!

I wasn't even aware that there had been black B-17
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 02:19 PM UTC
Looks really good Darren! How was the fit on this kit? I've always wanted to build a WWII heavy. Just looking for the right one, I guess
warreni
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 02:58 PM UTC

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Looks really good Darren! How was the fit on this kit? I've always wanted to build a WWII heavy. Just looking for the right one, I guess



Really nice Darren.

@ Robby, I can recommend the Academy B-17G 'Nose Art'. I built it late last year.