The Memphis Belle is the most famous B-17 Flying Fortress used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II. The aircraft gained popularity thanks to its successful series of 25 bombing missions over Europe. An excellent war film also tells its story. The realistic EXECUTIVE EDITION brick model includes the paint scheme and markings of the historical machine and consists of over 1300 elements. This impressive model has a wingspan of 66cm when built. Once built it will also become one of the biggest pieces in your brick collection. Seeing the amazing details and admiring the amount of weapons you will quickly find out why this plane was called the "Flying Fortress"! The two pilot figures included in the set feature highly-detailed prints. The set also offers movable elements such as wheels, folding landing gear, propellers, ailerons and openable bomb hatches. The set includes a special block display stand featuring a black plate with the name of the historic aircraft. Thanks to the intuitive instructions based on clear illustrations the construction is simple. The plane is a must-have item for all enthusiasts of history, aviation and military technology. The huge number of pieces also ensures many hours of exciting construction. The set was entirely produced in Poland within the European Union.
The "Memphis Belle" is most notable for being the first to survive its tour of duty over Europe. These bombers were often damaged or lost as a result of intense resistance. The Memphis Belle became a symbol of the courage and tenacity of bomber crews during the war. After its combat service ended, the aircraft was transported to the United States, where it attracted attention as a symbol of American success in the air war. In May 2018, the restored version of the aircraft was finally donated to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, where it is on display to the public.
• 1376 high-quality elements
• Manufactured in the EU by a company with over 20 years of tradition
• The blocks meet the safety standards of products for children ages 10 and up
• Fully compatible with other brands of construction blocks
• Blocks with prints do not scratch or smear and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature
• Clear and intuitive instructions based on illustrations and step-by-step directions
• 100% prints, no stickers
• 2 pilot figures
• Block display stand