Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (oz1836)


Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (oz1836) from Sterling 1974 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. Scale model for either CL or radio control. Cox Pee Wee power is shown.

Quote: "Designed and built by Boeing Aircraft Company, the legendary B17 Flying Fortress was 'the guts and backbone of our aerial offensive' as General Hap Arnold put it. The tremendous fire power of its thirteen 50 caliber Machine Guns and the special formation flying, enabled the Squadron to penetrate enemy territory without fighter escort.

Our Model is a faithful and highly detailed replica of the Prototype. Frame members are accurately Die-Cut from finest quality Balsa and every part numbered to insure fast accurate assembly as shown on the Step-by-Step Plans and instructions.

Many highly detailed and Plastic Parts simplify assembly. Included are Chin Turret, Nose Canopy, Top Canopy, Navigator's Bubble, Top Turret, Ball Turret, Tail Canopy, Tail Gunner Enclosure, Cowlings and Nacelles.

Also included is Covering Material, Formed Wire Parts, Wheels, Authentic Decals, Hardware (that includes Control Line Parts) etc, etc. Kit can be built many ways: Rubber Powered (as supplied), Gas, CO, Engine, or Electric Motor. For Free Flight, Control Line or Radio Control or Static Scale. Any version makes a Museum-like Model."

Note Sterling ad [more pics 003] is from May 1975 MB.


Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (oz1836) from Sterling 1974 - model pic


  • Boeing_B-17_Flying_Fortress | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone

    ScaleType: This (oz1836) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.

    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (oz1836) from Sterling 1974 - pic 003.jpg
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (oz1836) from Sterling 1974 - pic 004.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment



Download File(s):


* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.


This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.


Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2019.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.