Boeing Fortress Mk.III - A08018

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Boeing Fortress Mk.III

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Although better known as a daylight heavy bomber in USAAF service, the Boeing B-17 (called Boeing Fortress Mk.III in RAF service) also served in a far more secretive role during the latter stages of the Second World War. In the dead of night, B-17s were flown by the RAF's secret 100 Group, operated by 223 and 214 Squadrons. The job of these nocturnal Boeings was to mingle with the bomber stream and using an electronic warfare system known as 'Airborne Cigar' (ABC) attempt to jam German ground controller braodcasts so that the Luftwaffe night fighters could not find and intercept the bombers.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 8
First Issued: 2017

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
2017 Edition Ref: A08018
2018 Edition Ref: A08018
2019 Edition Ref: A08018

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