B-17 Wing Intake Upgrade
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in central and southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.
Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Resin 2 Detail Wing Intake Upgrade for the Revell/Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the nice presentation of the packaging with the sealed flap on the back of package to allow for easy access to parts. Instructions are included in package with a nice overview and detailed drawings of contents.
The molding on the resin oil coolers and vents is excellent and are a huge upgrade over looking into an empty hole on the wing. You receive oil coolers and intakes for the right and left wing of your B-17. These have a nice look to them and the detail is excellent. These will make a great addition to the Revell/Monogram kit and is a detail that has been missing from this kit since it’s inception.
Overall I’m well pleased with what I have seen from Resin 2 Detail in their offerings so far in the aftermarket world. These exhausts will definitely make your B-17 more presentable and realistic when the build is finished. I would like to thank Resin 2 Detail and IPMSUSA for the opportunity to review this item.