Boeing B17G Flying Fortress

Build the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress US Air Force World War II Bomber with this Giant Scale Balsa Construction Kit from Guillow's. Scale Model for Adult Collectors.

Guillows Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
 Guillows # gui2002
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Guillows Item # gui2002
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/28 (7/16" = 1'-0")
  • Wingspan: 45" (114.30cm)
  • Guillows Product Number: 2002
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Spotlight Review

"Great plane"
I usually build plastic models, but these can be a nice change every once in a while. The kit supplies you with everything you need, except for the glue. As far as putting the wood together, that's pretty easy. Getting the plastic pieces off their sheet can be tricky. The kit comes with tissue paper to go over the plane so it can be flown outside. In my opinion, the planes look just as good without the tissue as they do with. The best tools to have are a sharp knife, lots of sand paper, and Elmer's glue

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  • This scale model is a replica of hte B-17G mural on the wall at the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Balsa model designed to be flown with twin .049 engines (not included) as a U-Control or build it for exhibit and show purposes.
  • Rugged landing gear.
  • Sturdy wing/fuselage interlock.
  • Build it with either movable or unmovable flying surfaces.
  • Retractable tailwheel.
  • Removable wing panels.
  • Full color decals to decorate the mode like the dramatic B-17G "Thunderbird" depicted in the giant mural at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Movable ailerons, elevators, and rudder.
  • New style reference and frame assembly plans.
  • Over 300 die-cut balsa parts.
  • 65 vacuum formed plastic parts including chin and belly turrets, tail, cheek and waist gun ports, nacelle cowls and covers, dummy engines, and wing fillets.
  • Plastic wheels.
  • Formed main gear struts.
  • Cheyenne and regular tail gun.
  • Silkspan covering tissue.
  • A generous amount of balsa strip stock.
  • Clay for balancing the model.
  • Accurate scale plan and illustrated assembly instructions.


  • Scale: 1/28 (7/16" = 1'-0")
  • Wingspan: 45" (114.30cm)
  • Guillows Product Number: 2002


One B-17G Flying Fortress Airplane

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Workboard (10" x 33")
  • Instant Glue
  • Plastic Balsa Fillet Material
  • Saran Wrap
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wood Plane
  • Hand Saw (Fine Tooth, Single Edge)
  • Triangle or Square Blocks
  • Hand Drill & Bits
  • Flat Enamel & Enamel Thinner
  • Refer to Instructions for Other Needed Tools
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  • Motors and radio equipment are not furnished in the kit.
  • Assembling the U-Control mechanism is not recommended for beginners