INDOOR DECOR HOBBY & CRAFT NAUTICAL OUTDOOR LIVING SPECIAL OCCASIONS SALE
View Cart SiteMap Contact Us Help Sounds of the Sea Nautical Links Home
 
SHIP & BOAT MODELS SHIP & BOAT MODELS
NAUTICAL GIFTSNAUTICAL GIFTS
NAUTICAL  DECORNAUTICAL DECOR
NAUTICAL ANTIQUESNAUTICAL ANTIQUES
WINDCHIMESWINDCHIMES
MODEL AIRPLANESMODEL AIRPLANES
HANDCRAFTED WOOD AIRCRAFT COLLECTIBLES
WOOD MODEL AIRPLANE KITS
LARGE HANGING WOOD MODEL AIRPLANES
SMALL HANDCRAFTED WOOD AIRCRAFT COLLECTIBLES
CORGI DIECAST COLLECTIBLE AIRCRAFT MODELS
RADIO CONTROL MODEL AIRPLANES
AUTOGRAPHED WOOD AIRPLANE MODELS - with HAND SIGNED SIGNATURE
HELLIUM BALLOON and AIRSHIP (BLIMP) MODELS
Radio Controlled Hellium Filled Indoor Balloons
PLASTIC MODEL AIRPLANE KITS
RC MODEL AIRPLANE FLIGHT SIMULATOR SOFTWARE and TRANSMITTORS
REPLICA WOOD AIRPLANE PROPELLERS
SEA SHELLS AND CORALSEA SHELLS AND CORAL
ANIMAL  COLLECTIBLES, FIGURINES, & GIFTSANIMAL COLLECTIBLES, FIGURINES, & GIFTS
WORLD GLOBES WORLD GLOBES
SPECIALTY WORLD GLOBESSPECIALTY WORLD GLOBES
WEATHERVANES, and WEATHER INSTRUMENTSWEATHERVANES, and WEATHER INSTRUMENTS
CLOCKSCLOCKS
GARDEN and OUTDOOR LIVINGGARDEN and OUTDOOR LIVING
HOBBIES and CRAFTSHOBBIES and CRAFTS
TOOLSTOOLS
REPLICA WEAPONS and WESTERN MODELSREPLICA WEAPONS and WESTERN MODELS
BOATING APPARELBOATING APPAREL
BOATING SUPPLIES and SAILING GEARBOATING SUPPLIES and SAILING GEAR
JEWELRY JEWELRY
FOSSILS and MINERALSFOSSILS and MINERALS
BOOKSBOOKS
NAUTICAL LINKSNAUTICAL LINKS
SEA ART LINKS
NATURE LINKSNATURE LINKS
OCEAN LINKSOCEAN LINKS
RETAIL STORERETAIL STORE
GIFT SERVICESGIFT SERVICES
Information & Customer ServiceInformation & Customer Service
HELP !HELP !
DEPARTMENTSDEPARTMENTS

Receive email updates on our latest products, sales & special offers
(Enter email address)






Pinterest Ancient Mariner

Find us on Facebook
Like us on Facebook



Follow us on Google Plus



B - 17 F Flying Fortress Wood Model Airplane " Red Gremlin", Green

B - 17 F  Flying Fortress Wood Model Airplane " Red Gremlin", Green - click to enlarge
Item# AB17RGT
$135.00
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
Send Page to a Friend

Product Description

The "Flying Fortress" bomber built by Boeing is one of the most famous airplanes ever made. The prototype of the B-17 first flew on July 28, 1935. Few B-17's were in service on December 7, 1941, but production quickly accelerated. The aircraft served in every WW II combat zone, but is best known for daylight strategic bombing of German industrial targets. Production ended in May 1945 and totaled 12,726.

Flown by Maj. Paul Tibbets. Red Gremlin was not piloted by Tibbets on the first mission over Europe, but he did fly the majority of his European missions in this aircraft. During planning for Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa, Tibbets was tapped to fly Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Mark Clark to Gibralter and Algiers. During these flights, Eisenhower the future president of the United States sat on a 2x4 board between Tibbets and his co-pilot. Theodore Van Kirk, navigator, and Thomas Ferebee, bombardier, would later join Tibbets in the 509th Composite Group on the crew of the Enola Gay.



Source and Links:
U.S.A.F. Museum
Wikipedia
Liberty Foundation's Liberty Belle
Official site of the 303rd "Hell's Angels" Bomb Group

Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Airplane with Removable Desk Stand.
(Scale: 1/62, Length: 14.3", Wing Span: 19.9")

Accessories

B 17 F Red Gremlin
B 17 F Red Gremlin