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FineScale Modeler reviews the 1/32 scale plastic model aircraft kit

One of the most famous aircraft, the B-17 Flying Fortress, has been kitted by many companies in smaller scales. But a 1/32 B-17? Are you kidding me?

Actually, this is HK’s second release of the mighty Fortress in this scale — the first was the later G version. HK modified its G kit to include the non-staggered waist windows and early tail gun position to allow the earlier B-17E or F to be built. There are three markings options in the kit — one E and two early Fs, including Memphis Belle. All include minor detail changes — especially in the nose glass. Not mentioned are parts still in the box for the G — some of which would be usable for a late F.

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