B-17G - WWII Heavy Bomber...
B-17G - WWII Heavy Bomber (Pre-order)
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This is a pre-order of the B-17G - WWII Heavy Bomber Brickmania kit designed by Cody Osell. This kit is expected to ship the second weekend of June 2018.
All pre-ordered kits will include boxes signed by the Cody Osell, as well as a signed Certificate of Authentication signed by Cody.
This kit will not ship until the second week of June 2018.
About B-17G - WWII Heavy Bomber:
Among all the aircraft produced during the Second World War, bombers provided military planners with a new tool to wage war – the destruction of production facilities, cities, and military targets far behind enemy lines. The production of bomber aircraft and anti-aircraft weapons continued to evolve as the war continued. Among these massive machines, the B-17 “Flying Fortress” is one of the best-known American aircraft produced during the war.
In the early months of the war, it became apparent that large bombers would need some kind of protection from enemy fighter planes. Although bombers were commonly sent with escorts, the B-17 was designed to deal with enemy fighters on its own, deploying up to thirteen .50 caliber machine guns. When the B-17 reached its target, it could drop a maximum of 12,700 pounds of bombs.
Bomber crews suffered some of the highest casualty rates in the war. As ground-based anti-aircraft technology advanced, crews were often met with high-explosive shells. These shells would force shrapnel through the aircraft, injuring the crew inside. The B-17 often faced the well-seasoned Luftwaffe over Europe where crews struggled to defend themselves against the veteran German pilots. Nonetheless, the Flying Fortress and the men that crewed these ubiquitous aircraft would earn their place in history as legends in both the Pacific and European theaters of war.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The B-17G - WWII Heavy Bomber kit comes with the following features
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
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This set contains small parts and is not intended for childern under 3 years