The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) introduced in the 1930s. Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that they ordered 13 B-17s. The B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advancements. Handcrafted Wood Desktop Model Plane. Handcrafted and Handpainted Mahogany Wood Model Plane. Classic Models/Home Decor. Scale: 1/62. Wing Span: 50cm . Length: 36cm .