B17 Flying Fortress Mahogany Wood Desktop Airplane Model
This desktop model is beautifully handcrafted out of reclaimed Mahogany Wood. Each unique piece is handcrafted with intense detail and finished with three coats of polyurethane coating that gives it a high gloss finish. Our desktop models are works of art that take many hours of labor to create. If you are a collector or simply want a fine art piece this handcrafted mahogany wood desktop model is sure to enhance your home or office.
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry (prototype Model 299/XB-17) outperformed both competitors and exceeded the air corps' performance specifications. Although Boeing lost the contract (to the Douglas B-18 Bolo) because the prototype crashed, the air corps ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances, becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time, behind the four-engined B-24 and the multirole, twin-engined Ju 88. The B-17 was primarily employed by the USAAF in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in central and southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.
B17 Flying Fortress
GENERAL DIMENSIONS BY MODEL TYPE
Airplanes ( Wingspan: 16-18 inches)
Helicopters ( Overall length: 16-18 inches)
Cars & trucks ( Overall length: 12-16 inches)
Motorcycles & Boats ( Overall length: 12 inches)
Truck combos & Trains ( Overall length: 18-24 inches)
In some cases Dimensions may vary depending on the model. If you want to know the exact size of a model please email us and we will confirm this with you.
WHY OUR MODELS
Handcrafted by master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials
Our models are a fusion of art and history and a museum quality masterpiece.
The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, Automobile enthusiast, or collector. Most importantly; We can custom create any model of your choice.
HOW THEY ARE MADE
Each of our desktop models is hand-carved out of reclaimed mahogany and other fine woods by our seasoned model builders to bring a faithful scale reproduction of your favorite aircraft. More than mere displays. These models serve as family treasures that could be passed on to the younger generations. You will surely appreciate the craftsmanship and history behind our models.
We use leftover wood from the furniture manufacturing industry. No trees are purposely cut for our wooden models. Our wooden desktop models are not always made to a specific scale but rather they are made so that you can easily fit and display them on your desk or bookcase. Our crafters are highly skilled artists that take great care in making our beautiful replicas to perfection. Due to color variations on the wood we can not guarantee that the color consistency will always be the same. We ship the models semi-assembled and some simple final assembly may be required. The wings for the airplanes and the blades for the helicopters will have to be plugged in but no glue is required. We guarantee our models and if for any reason you are not 100% happy with the wood model you receive let us know and we will send you a replacement right away.
KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
100% Handmade out of reclaimed wood
There is 30+ hours of work on each model
Each model is unique so no two models are exactly alike
Comes finished with high gloss Polyurethane.
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WE OFFER FREE SHIPPING ON ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS WITHIN THE USA.
We ship all stock models within 3-7 days from the day you place your order. Transit time is from 5-7 days depending on your location. Please allow 2-3 days in addition for processing time.
We ship all custom models within 8-10 weeks from the day you place your order. Transit time is 7-10 days depending on your location. Please allow 2-3 days in addition for processing time.
***FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS.
Yes. We can ship internationally but you must send us a message first with a link to the product (s) you want to order from our website and we will send you a quote for shipping. If you agree we then create a custom link for your order so you can place the order. You must provide us with a phone number for the shipping company after you place the order as we can not ship Internationally without a phone number. Allow an extra 7-10 days for delivery beyond the regular shipping time. WE ARE NOT responsible for any additional fees that may be incurred by Customs at destination. We urge you to check with your local postal service in your respective country before you order. In the event you do not claim your merchandise and it is returned you will be responsible for the shipping costs and restocking fees and any additional fees incurred while the merchandise gets returned. Please do provide us with a good phone number when you place your international orders in order to include it in the shipping documents as we can not ship without a phone number.
WE THANK YOU !
We thank you for taking the time to view our crafts. We are blessed by customers like you who support our small business. From the Master Craftsmen and women that pick the wood and create the wonderful models you see to the people that make it possible for you to view our items on the web. We are grateful and we THANK YOU!. God bless you.
B17 Flying Fortress Mahogany Wood Desktop Airplane Model