Italeri Aircraft 1/72 B-52G Stratofortress Kit
This is a highly detailed plastic model assembly kit of the Italeri Aircraft 1/72 scale US Air Force SAC B-52G Stratofortress Strategic Bomber.
The B-52 Stratofortress is the most famous long-range jet-powered strategic bomber in the aviation history. Produced by the American company Boeing since 1955 it has been, for a long time, a symbol of the Cold War. It has been, for several years, the backbone of the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. The B-52 has been produced in a significant number of versions that has gradually evolved the successful project to better answer to the changing in operational needs. The “G” version is the most produced B-52 variant and it has been delivered to the S.A.C. wings from the early 60s. It has been characterized by a large number of changes implemented as a more strong structure, the adoption of new avionic systems and, important issue for a strategic bomber, the longer operational range thanks to the increased fuel capacity and the possibility to adopt external fuel tanks. The B-52G took also part in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
One decal sheet with markings for 4 versions:
- 1708th BW, King Abdul Aziz AB, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 1991
- 801st BW, Moron AB, Spain, February 1991
- 4300th BW, Diego Garcia AFB, January 1991
- 379th BW, Wurtsmith SAC AFB, Michigan, USA, 1977