A limited edition of 1:32 scale models of the famed Memphis Belle
Introducing the Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, a new development in our acclaimed aircraft model collection. We are delighted to reveal that this special edition will recreate the famed 'Memphis Belle', 80 years to the day that it completed its tour of duty in World War II. Strictly limited to just ten perfect replicas at 1:32 scale, each model is expected to measure over 0.7m (27 inches) long with a wingspan of almost a metre (39 inches) wide. Register your interest to open discussions with our sales team.
Memphis Belle was one of the first USAAF B-17 heavy bombers to complete 25 combat missions, and the first to return to the United States for a 31-city war bond tour.
Stationed at Bassingbourn, England, for the majority of its operational life, the Belle flew sorties over France, the Netherlands and Germany, claiming eight enemy aircraft in the process.
The aircraft that dropped more bombs than any other during World War II, the Boeing B-17 quickly became the symbol of American air power during the conflict. Flying missions in every combat zone during the course of the war, the B-17 saw its most significant service in Europe, forming the backbone of the USAAF strategic bombing force alongside the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and playing a crucial role in crippling Germany’s war industry. Legendary for its ability to take punishment and return with its crew, the “Flying Fortress” more than earned its moniker in the heat of battle.