Metal Earth models are made from laser-cut sheets of steel that are used to build unique licensed models such as the B-17 Flying Fortress! An excellent DIY hobby model kit.
This model comes in flat-packed sheets with insane levels of detail. It’s a unique and fulfilling challenge for dedicated model enthusiats to pop out the pieces and bend the tabs to assemble a model of this B-17 Flying Fortress for their display box or collection.
You won’t require glue or scissors to complete this kit, all you’ll need is a keen eye, a steady hand. If you wish, a pair of tweezers or magnifying glass can be used to assist in removing the pieces from their backing, but the most important thing you’ll need is patience. It may take a few days!
B-17 Flying Fortress
Is a 4-engine heavy bomber used in World War II. It was a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber that was able to defend itself and return home despite extensive battle damage. The B-17 was designed by the Boeing Aircraft Company in response to a 1934 Army Air Corps specification that called for a four-engined bomber at a time when two engines were the norm.
The bomber was intended from the outset to attack strategic targets by precision daylight bombing, penetrating deep into enemy territory by flying above the effective range of antiaircraft artillery. Turbo-supercharged radial engines (a uniquely American development) were to give the necessary high-altitude performance, and heavy defensive armament was to provide protection against attacking fighters. Accuracy was to be achieved with the Norden bombsight, developed and fielded in great secrecy during the 1930s.