Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' Plastic Model Kit

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Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' Plastic Model Kit (AY12495)
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Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' Plastic Model Kit

The Boeing B-17 is easily the most famous bomber to emerge from the Second World War. Its ability to withstand the punishment of sustained operations and aggressive German air defences helped to bring many an aircrewman home. It was this robust airframe that forced Luftwaffe pilots to develop more aggressive tactics in order to achieve a 'kill', while the German defence industry built fighters with heavier fire power and even pioneered the air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles to try and keep the B-17 (and others) out of their skies.

Academy has re-released their B-17F in 1/72 scale, this time featuring the historic markings of the 'Memphis Belle'.


  • A nicely detailed cockpit and nose section
  • Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator and Bombardier seats
  • Control yokes
  • A decal-based instrument panel in the cockpit
  • A map table for the Navigator
  • A Norden bombsight and control panel for the Bombardier
  • Positionable bomb bay doors
  • A nicely represented catwalk that spans the forward and aft bulkheads
  • Two bomb racks that mount on either side of the catwalk
  • Eight bombs to arm the racks


Please note: this model kit will require paints and glue to be completed. Available separately.

Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83)

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.