A model miniature flak-hit B-17 bomber from Michael Caton-Jones' 1990 World War II drama Memphis Belle.
Set in 1943, the crew of a B-17 bomber based in the UK prepares for its 25th and final mission over Germany before it can return to the USA.
While real B-17s were used for filming, in-flight close-ups, model miniatures were created for wide shots showing bomber squadrons passing over Nazi-occupied Europe in formation. The plane is made of fibreglass, painted the traditional green and grey of the USAAF 8th Air Force, and features the USAAF star and the tail registration "12448". There are painted windows on the turrets, and it is fitted with plastic machine-gun barrels, with clear acrylic discs giving the appearance of fast-spinning propellers.
The model shows signs of deliberate production damage; the nose was distressed to appear like it had been hit by flak. There is additional wear from production use and age, including some cracks and dents on the wings. The model is mounted on a custom-made display featuring the film's logo, with an adjustable arm that allows the aircraft to be posed in different positions. Overall it remains in an excellent condition.
Materials: Fibreglass, Ferrous Metals, Plastic, Wood.
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Item size - 55.12" x 53.15" x 19.69" (140cm x 135cm x 50cm)
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