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 panel was made for one of the beautifully constructed large scale versions of the B-17 aircraft used in the film, and would have been installed as part of one of the B-17s nose compartments. 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 vacuum-formed plastic, this panel in an unfinished state, not having the scoring and washes applied to make it ready for use.
The production-made panel remains in a very good production-used condition with minimal additional wear from use and time spent in storage.
Item size - 9.45" x 9.45" x 4.72" (24cm x 24cm x 12cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.