One of the most iconic and dramatic photographic images of World War II is of Boeing B-17G-15-BO Flying Fortress 42-31333, Wee Willie, going down after being hit by antiaircraft artillery over Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, 8 April 1945.
Wee Willie was assigned to the 322nd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force.
On 8 April 1945, the 322nd Bombardment Squadron was part of an attack against the locomotive repair facilities at the railroad marshaling yards in Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt Germany. The squadron was bombing through clouds using H2S ground search radar to identify the target area. Antiaircraft gunfire (flak) was moderate, causing major damage to four B-17s and minor damage to thirteen others. Two bombers from the 91st Bomb Group were lost, including Wee Willie.
Paper model contains 22 sheets including:
Introduction sheet with aircraft history, exploded view parts diagram and what sheet parts are to be found.
Models sheets are numbered in the suggested order of assembly. Each sheet has assembly instructions and diagrams.
Over 125 parts including wing spars and fuselage and wing formers. As well as optional butt joint tabs.
Optional parts sheets for enhanced detailed landing gear wheels and engine faces.
Various diorama accessories scattered through out the parts sheets such as: ammunition boxes, oil drums, carts, ladders, etc.
Also Crew figure cut-outs.
Detailed graphic textures, with realistic weathering and surface features.
Degree of difficulty: 4/5