The remarkable and acclaimed movie, loosely based on actual events, starred Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Harry Connick JR, Billy Zane, Eric Stoltz, D.B. Sweeney and John Lithgow. A number of real B-17’s were located for filming with some of them being airworthy. With so few real planes available and with such dramatic action required, a number of model miniatures, of differing scales, were required for filming.
This wheel was used as part of one of the beautifully constructed large scale versions of the B-17 aircraft used in the film. These particular aircraft were used for the close-ups and during the intense aerial combat sequences, where use of real aircraft was not advisable. A functional wheel, the tyre is made of rubber with a metal rim. A mount made of resin and metal, finished in metallic paint and distressed to look well-used, is fitted to allow it to be attached to the aircraft and allow the wheel to spin freely.
Well used on the production, a piece of the mount has been broken through production use, but in spite of this flaw the wheel remains in an overall good production-used condition with minimal additional wear from use and time spent in storage.
Item size - 9.84" x 9.84" x 3.54" (25cm x 25cm x 9cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.