Memphis Belle

Production-Made Model B-17 Nose Panel

Stock #34289

A cabin window 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 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)

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

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