The original B-17G “Nine-0-Nine,” named for the last three digits of her serial number, 42-31909, flew 140 combat missions during World War II, a record for the Eighth Air Force. The aircraft was armed with 13 50-caliber machine guns and could carry up to 8,000 pounds of bombs. After the war, the original “909” returned to the US, was placed in storage in Arizona, and eventually scrapped. Subsequently, the Collings Foundation purchased a B-17Gs that had not been sent overseas. Interesting fact: It was the Collings Foundation “Nine-0-Nine” that appeared at many airshows.
This exquisite Boeing B-17G "Nine O' Nine" Mahogany Model is handcrafted by our master craftsmen from the finest Mahogany Wood. Attention is given to every detail, resulting in unsurpassed quality. Models come complete with a detachable wood display stand. The model will be delivered to your door securely in a foam fitted shipping box. These models make a great gift for any aviation enthusiast, veteran or history buff alike.
- Limited Edition: 100 Pieces in Collection
- 18.5 Inch Wingspan
- 14.5 Inch Length
- Material: Mahogany Wood
- Base Plate: Limited Edition Numbered Metal Plate Included