Flying Fortress B-17G - 585

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Flying Fortress B-17G

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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:

Just over a hundred parts go to make this excellent model true to scale and superbly detailed. The B-17G was the latest and most successful version of this World War II day bomber to be developed. Produced in July 1943, it was one of the aircraft operated by the 447th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eigth Air Force. Famous for its high altitude performance, the B-17G had a maximum speed of 300 m.p.h. at 30,000 feet and a range of approximately 2,000 miles. Bomb load varied up to 17,600 lbs. and defensive armament consisted of either twelve or thirteen 0.5 in. machine guns. - Taken from the 2nd edition catalogue (1963)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Boeing B-17G 'Flying Fortress' from Flying Fortress B-17G.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress from Boeing B-17G 'Flying Fortress'.

1983 edition catalogue, listed as B-17 Flying Fortress from Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress.

1985 edition catalogue, listed as Flying Fortress B 17G from B-17 Flying Fortress.

1986 edition catalogue, listed as Flying Fortress B17G from Flying Fortress B 17G.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as Boeing B17G Flying Fortress from Flying Fortress B17G.

1993 edition catalogue, listed as Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress from Boeing B17G Flying Fortress.

1994 edition catalogue, listed as Boeing B17 G Flying Fortress from Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress.

1997 edition catalogue, listed as Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress from Boeing B17 G Flying Fortress.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 5
First Issued: 1962

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 585
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 585
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 585
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 585
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 585
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 585
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 585
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 585
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 05005-0
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 05005-0
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 05005-0
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 05005-0
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 05005-0
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 05005-0
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 05005-0
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 05005-0
1982 Edition Ref: 05005-0
1983 Edition Ref: 9 05005
1984 Edition Ref: 9 05005
1985 Edition Ref: 905005
1986 Edition Ref: 05005
1987 Edition Ref: 05005
1988 Edition Ref: 05005
1989 Edition Ref: 05005
1990 Edition Ref: 05005
1992 Edition Ref: 05005
1993 Edition Ref: 05005
1994 Edition Ref: 05005
1995 Edition Ref: 05005
1996 Edition Ref: 05005
1997 Edition Ref: 05005
1998 Edition Ref: 05005

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