Extremely pleased with the item. Finally have a classic B-17 tag.
As someone who loves vintage aircraft, this B-17 tag is a must-have. Mine was speckled with a variety of greens and silvers. One of my all-time favorites for sure.
I purchased this tag for my dad a few years back and as the tags sold out I regretted not buying one for myself. Randomly this tags were back in stock and I hurridly purchased one and could not be more happy. Owning a piece of aviation history that you can hold in your hand is pretty awesome. Granted the plane did not see action in WWII but it was used in the Hollywood great, "12 O'Clock High," which is just more history to behold. If these tags were ever for sale again, I would buy more. They are just too cool to pass up. Own a piece of history today!
I was happy to be able get this tag for its historical significance (I am not a "tag collector", but a history collector. To start, having flown on a B-17G, I was happy that this was that model. Moreover, its significance in the filming "Twelve O'Clock High"makes it extra special. The negatives on this tag are minor: 1) the tag has a bit of oxidation, making it hard to read (I appreciate "patina",but...) 2) this USAAF insiginia on the card is incorrect for when this plane was in service. This special tag is my only exception to my other tag collection, as I many collect Cold War items (B-52, B-1, B-36).
Absolutely amazing tag. What a fantastic piece of history. Thanks MotoArt for letting us all own a part of these aircraft.
Really love the idea of owning such an amazing piece of history, however felt it worth sharing some perspective for others. I bought this with the true intention of actually using it as a keychain, and what I received is visually amazing. Unfortunately the piece I received is so paper thin, it is effectively unusable for anything other than as an interesting display piece. It's amazing to think that material this thin was part of the structure of something so large - I guarantee it would crumple the first time I put it in my pocket, so I'm not going to be able to use it as an actual keychain. Yes the website does say they cannot guarantee color, thickness, etc, so this is not a complaint at all. Just pointing out that depending on your expectations of its intended use, it may or may not suit your needs.