PB-1G B-17 Flying Fortress / US Coast Guard

PB-1G B-17 Flying Fortress / US Coast Guard

Item Number: C1362
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The PB-1Gs utilized for search and rescue initially carried the droppable life boat. The PB-1G carried no armament and the B-17 chin turret was replaced by a search radar. The USAAF had made several successful lifeboat drops during the war but no record of an actual Coast Guard drop could be located.&nbsp,&nbsp,The Coast Guard PB-1Gs served well over a period of years,the last was not withdrawn from service until October 14, 1959.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 17 1/4 inches, Length 12 1/2 inches.