An original model B-17 pilot used in the production of the Second World War movie Memphis Belle.

 

The film tells the story of the 25th flight of a B-17 bomber and her war-weary crew. She is the first plane to have survived long enough over war torn Europe to potentially achieve this feat and, as such, she garners much interest from the American Air force hierarchy.

 

The remarkable and acclaimed movie, loosely based on actual events, starred Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Harry Connick JR, Billy Zane, Eric Stoltz, D.B. Sweeney and John Lithgow. A number of real B-17’s were located for filming with some of them being airworthy. With so few real planes available and with such dramatic action required, a number of model miniatures, of differing scales, were required for filming.

This model pilot was used as part of one of the beautifully constructed large scale versions of the B-17 aircraft used in the film, fitted as part of the aircraft’s cockpit assembly. These particular aircraft were used for the close-ups during the intense aerial combat sequences, where use of real aircraft was not advisable. Cast in resin, the model is missing its head, arms and lower legs, while the back of the pilot model has been cut out to allow the fitting of a frame to ensure the model stayed secure during use. The model’s leather and canvas flight gear is finished in brown and green, while traces of modelling clay are also present on the model’s chest.

 

Well used on the production, the pilot model features significant wear from production use, with wear to the paint work, but remains in an overall fair production-used condition with additional wear from use.

 

It measures approx 7.87in x 3.94in x 3.15in 

 

All our props come with a Studio Props Certificate of Authenticity and have been authenticated by a well renound collector of props for many years.

Memphis Belle (1990) Model B-17 Pilot

SKU: 000103
£425.00Price
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