The B-17 Nine-O-Nine was named after the last three digits of her serial number; 42-31909, and is representative of the B-17's tough reputation. After joining the war in 1944, the Nine-O-Nine completed 132 consecutive missions without aborting for mechanical reasons or loss of crew, believed to be a record. In all she flew 1,129 hours and dropped 562,000 pounds of bombs before returning to the US at the end of hostilities.
The Postage Stamp B-17G Nine-O-Nine is a die-cast metal model complete with a stand. The model is recommended for ages 14 and up.