Memphis Belle

Production-Made Model B-17 Exhaust

Stock #34373

A model engine exhaust used on one of the B-17 models in the production of the Second World War movie Memphis Belle. The film tells the story of the 25th flight of a B-17 bomber and her war-weary crew. She is the first plane to have survived long enough over war torn Europe to potentially achieve this feat and, as such, she garners much interest from the American Air force hierarchy.

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 exhaust was made for use on 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. Made of resin, this exhaust is in two pieces and was for one of the inside engines (engines two or three).

These exhaust components remain in an unfinished state and are in a very good production-used condition with minimal additional wear from use and time spent in storage and the largest component measuring 24cm x 7cm x 4cm (9.5" x 2.75" x 1.75").

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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