Memphis Belle

Small Scale B-17 Model

Stock #34286

”Yeah Luke, why go back to the daily grind of being a lifeguard? Take it easy!”

A miniature aircraft used in the production of Michael Caton-Jones’ 1990 Second World War movie Memphis Belle.

Loosely based on true events, 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.

This aircraft was used for the massive group shots where the various bomber squadrons join formation as part of their Bomb Group and are seen passing high over Nazi-occupied Europe. Based on a 1:48 scale plastic model kit and finished in the traditional green and grey of the USAAF 8th Air Force, the bomber has had washes applied to look dirty through its trans-continental flight, with the squadron and ID markings - LG-R - along the side as well as the USAAF star and the tail registration number 231367. Cable used to suspend the model for use in filming can still be seen at the centre of the fuselage, while model crew member are seen at the waist gun position.

Damaged through use on the production, the remaining model is composed of the main fuselage, with tail intact, and the aircraft’s right wing, with most of the turrets and clear plastic sections no longer present. The pieces, besides their being damaged through use, remain in an overall fair production-used condition.

Materials: Plastic, Ferrous Metals.

Item size - 18.11" x 14.17" x 5.51" (46cm x 36cm x 14cm)

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

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