603 926 4422
Airfix 12010 8th AF Boeing B-17G & Re-supply Set 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit
$64.95

Availability: Out of stock

Scale Model Kit

DETAILS:

Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been producing kits for the mass market since 1952. Airfix produce a wide range of plastic kit models aimed at all types of scale modelers with subjects such as; military aircraft, ships, cars, dioramas and licensed pop culture products.

  • The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Eighth Air Force was created during World War II to support the Allied invasion of German occupied Europe by flying day-time strategic bombing missions from bases in Eastern England. By late 1944 the Eighth Air Force’s air war over occupied Europe was at its height. Everyday hundreds of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers would head over German held territory, braving flak, German fighters and the weather to deliver bombs onto targets. Damage to returning aircraft was commonplace which often led to the cannibalisation of badly damaged airframes to keep others flying. The silver port wing on the B-17G depicted in this kit is an example of this practice and it is a testament to the skill and hard work of the ground crews that so many aircraft were kept serviceable in this way. Also included in this set are some of the ground vehicles vital to the refuelling and rearming of the bombers: Autocar U-7144-T 4X4 tractor unit and F-1 fuel trailer. The U-7144-T was used extensively by the US military from 1942 onwards and was certainly found on most, if not all USAAF airfields in Britain, particularly in conjunction with the standard F-1 fuel trailer. Chevrolet M6 bomb service truck and M5 bomb trailer. This utility 4X4 truck was capable of carrying a small number of bombs in its own right, but was more commonly used in conjunction with the M5 bomb trailer. Cushman Model 39 Package Car. This light, three wheeled utility vehicle was used for a multitude of light duties on USAAF bases.
  • This finely detailed plastic model kit requires assembly and painting.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Free shipping for orders over $75

Hassle
Free Return

Money Back/ Exchange Guarantee

Top Quality Products

100% Secured Payment

expert Customer Support

SHIPPING

We ship using USPS and UPS and most orders ship within one business day of receipt. Should circumstances require that shipping of your order is delayed by more than three business days, you will be contacted. When contacted, you will be offered the option to wait for the order to ship or to cancel the order and receive a full refund. If your order requires rush processing and overnight shipping, please call 603-926-4422 as soon as possible after your order is placed.

PAYMENT

We honor all major credit cards, PayPal, and money orders as payment for orders placed on our website. Pricing for items we sell is clearly displayed on the website and on all items in our retail store. Discount coupons and special offers are occasionally available.

RETURN

We accept returns for exchange or refund for 30 calendar days after delivery of the order, and returns for Christmas holiday gift purchases may be made through January 31. Please contact us if you receive a damaged item, or if an item is missing from your order. Damaged items or items missing from an order may be replaced or refunded at our discretion. Undamaged items that are returned must be in new, unaltered and unused condition showing no signs of wear or damage. Refunds are contingent upon inspection of item(s), and the customer is responsible for all shipping costs if seller is not at fault for the return. Examples of when the seller is at fault for a return include incorrect item sent and item arrived damaged. In these cases, pre-paid return postage will be provided for the return. Refunds will be given in the form of the payment method used for the original purchase transaction.

Reviews