New Airfix 1/72 B-17G & 1/48 Gloster Meteor
Arguably the most visible manifestation of American military might in the Second World War was the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress four engine bomber. Operating in massed formations, these distinctive aircraft were designed to conduct daylight precision bombing missions, against strategic enemy targets, with the ultimate aim of literally pounding them into submission. As its name suggests, the Flying Fortress was bristling with defensive armament and it was intended that formations of B-17s could throw so much lead into the air that any attacking enemy aircraft would either be shot down, or simply fly away from their certain demise – although this thinking did not actually materialise in combat, it did help to give the B-17 a fearsome reputation.
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For modellers with an interest in classic British jets, we have some spectacular news for you – in 2016 Airfix will be releasing the Gloster Meteor F.8 in 1/48th scale. In this larger scale, the Meteor will look absolutely magnificent and will allow the Airfix development team to incorporate an impressive level of detail into the new kit. The F.8 version of the Meteor was, for many, the ultimate fighter version of this famous British jet and formed the mainstay of Fighter Command throughout most of the 1950s.
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