B-17G Flying Fortress

This is the 1/48 scale B-17G Flying Fortress plastic model airplane kit by Revell.

Revell-Monogram B-17G Flying Fortress Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855600
 Revell-Monogram # rmx855600
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 148
  • Wingspan: 26"
  • Length: 19.2"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855600
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"B-17 Flying Fortress"
jkenny161 (Holland Michigan)
Built this kit in honor of my Dad who flew the B-17 in World War II as a First Lieutenant pilot. I used photos of his plane as a guide and letter it with the call letters of his plane. Very enjoyable to build and and great reminder of my Dad's service. I took my time building the kit and painted it using the paint scheme from the photos mentioned. I did to the interior but you can't see all the inside when done. Very good kit and enjoyable to do.

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  • Detailed surface structure.
  • Detailed cockpit with seats and controls.
  • Detailed instrument panels.
  • Detailed compartments for bomb aimer and navigator.
  • Moveable rotating gun turrets under the nose, under the fuselage and behind the cockpit and further more.
  • Waterslide decals for 2 marking options.


  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 148
  • Wingspan: 26"
  • Length: 19.2"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855600

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"Revell 1/48 scale B-17G"
skippykeesler (Edwardsville ILL)
This has got to be one of the best B-17 models made.The interior detail is out standing, and with the available after market parts, he possibilities are almost endless. I just started mine, it was a Christmas Gift from my daughter. I will be lowering the flaps on mine and opening the bomb bay doors. As the bomb bay is detailed but alas the doors are modeled shut. The decal sheet is of good quality, but a little bland, you think with all the famous B-17s the decal sheet could of been a little more colorful.I have noticed that since Revell models have begun coming out of China, detail has not decreased, but the plastic seems softer and I have experienced fit problems, that I have not previously had. I just finished an F-106 and I have built several before, and this one did not go together as well, it required quite a bit of filler and sanding, the parts just did not want to fit together right. It still turned out to be a nice model. I am looking forward to The B-17 build,I also have a B-29, and a B-25 waiting to be built, and will be buying the B-1B this payday. I still remain a fan of Revell models.

"Great Kit"
Overall, this was a great kit. Very detailed interior allows for great cutaway models. Instructions were very clear, and made such a big build easy. There were some problems with fit, particularly around the windows, and the ball turret has a tendency to fall out if not reinforced. Having crew members and bomb cart added to the ability to make a good diorama scene if that is desired.

"Fantastic Fortress"
kajoe55 (Oklahoma)
I have built this kit about two or three times in the past and it’s absolutely one of my favorites. Without doing any after-market bashing, this kit is still a great addition to any modeler’s collection. As stated in other reviews the plastic is molded in dull aluminum, the instructions are pretty clear, although I chose to go in a different order a couple of times, and the overall fit is good. More experienced modelers will probably want to eliminate the gaps where the wings connect to the fuselage. Assembly went without a hitch but…be prepared for a tricky effort connecting the fuselage halves together with all the interior parts. I highly encourage dry-fitting two or three times as I had some small issues with the radio room which is also connected to the belly turret. I did not remember the locking tabs for the wings but this is a great feature for support the weight. My only other issue was putting the windows in. I have used regular glue but decided to try Elmer’s white glue to avoid any marring of the clear plastic. Well, Elmer’s did okay but didn’t secure one of the windows (one the left side of the fuselage near the front of the aircraft) and it came out after everything was put together. This was quite a problem to fix so…make sure the windows are secure. The decals are okay, but the selection HobbyLinc has will allow you to model many different G model aircraft used during the war. Even though you might not be able to see your work (I didn’t glue the windscreen or radio operators window in which allows me to show the detail and painting) the finished product is superb. I highly encourage you to build this kit, at almost any level of modeling skill, and you will be impressed. Have fun!!!


  • #1: "El Lobo II" s/n 42-32101, 457th BG 748th Sqdn, Nov 1944.
  • #2: "Chow Hound" s/n 42-31367, 91st BG 322 Sqdn, 1944.

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