'B-17 Flying Fortress -K2'
This Pinup Photo was added on Thursday 09 June, 2016.
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Dietz Dolls Aviation Pinup Series
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress & Kayla
- © Britt Dietz -
Another 'Aviation Pinup Series' pinup featuring model Kayla, the Army Air Force, and the universally iconic Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress! Interestingly, the first flight of the B-17 was back in July of 1935. With thirteen .50 caliber machine guns (ANM2 Browning) and capable of holding over 8,000 pounds of bombs, this massive 36,000 pound bomber could fly over 35,000 feet into the skies with a max distance of 2,000 miles. The B-17 was powered by four Wright R-1820-97 Cyclone turbo supercharged radial engines that provided 1,200 horsepower each. Over 8,600 B-17G models were produced during the war with the B-17 finally being retired in 1968 with the Brazilian Air Force being the last to use them.
This is a new 'simple' type of aviation pinup using Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircraft ranging from fighters to transports to bombers. Each will feature a pinup with an aircraft and the matching US insignia for that aircraft. The background will also be themed to the aircraft's general colors. The Dietz Dolls Aviation Pinup Series features World War 2 aircraft (called Warbirds) paired with a pinup model wearing authentic flight clothing to the 1940s era. Available for purchase in all sorts of different sizes including posters!