Male Call, created by Milt Caniff during World War II, was a popular comic strip featuring the fetching "Miss Lace," distributed exclusively to the armed forces. When the famous B-17G was received by the 447th Bomb Group in the summer of 1944, Armorer Nick Fingelly was granted permission by Caniff to paint his bomber with the iconic comic character and the "Bit O'Lace" was born. She flew 83 missions during her illustrious career, with several pilots, and retired without having aborted a single mission.
Impressively sized at nearly a foot and a half in wingspan, this 1/72 scale, Air Force 1 Model Company, die cast replica of the recognizable bomber as it appeared in 1945 features that aircraft's signature nose art and yellow accents, engraved panel lines, a glazed nose and canopy, rotating propellers, a realistic gunner station, opening bomb bays with munitions, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 12¼" long with a 17¼" wingspan.