I picked this up at a local flea market, the guy I got it from said he bought it at a estate sale and didn't know anything about it. I don't know but I have a weakness for stuff like this and always wonder about who made it, was he a crew member on a B-17 during the war? But it makes me sad to think that he had no one to leave it to or worse yet nobody wanted it. But it found its way to me and I appreciate the work that was put into it. its carved out of Pine? and is 39'' long with a 48'' wing span. I'm not very computer literate, maybe someone can check the tail number and find out if this was an actual B-17 flown during World War 2.