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 Collings Foundation currently operates a fully restores and operational B-17G in "Nine-O-Nine" colors, in honor of the veterans of World War II. It is one of the finest B-17 restorations flying and can been seen at the Wings of Freedom airshow that visits 120 cities nationwide.
The Postage Stamp B-17G "Nine-O-Nine" is a die-cast metal 1/155 scale model complete with a stand and a wingspan of 8" and a fuselage length of 5.75". The model is recommended for ages 14 and up.
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