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B-24D Liberator Model, USAAF, 343rd BS, 98th BG - Hobby Master HA9100


B-24D Liberator Model, USAAF, 343rd BS, 98th BG - Hobby Master HA9100 - click to enlarge
B-24D Liberator Model, USAAF, 343rd BS, 98th BG - Hobby Master HA9100 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA9100
$69.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:144 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Consolidated B-24D Liberator – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” 343rd Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, USAAF, August 1943, Ploesti Raid

1:144 Scale.  Length: 5.5".  Wingspan: 9"



Just prior to the raid on the Ploesti Oilfields in Romania, ten B-24 Liberators of the 98th BG had nose-art added, each one representing a different character from the story “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Eight of these B-24s actually took part in the raid and three were lost. The B-24 s/n 42-40364 Y nicknamed “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” belonged to the 343rd BS. The aircraft completed its mission but was shot down on the return flight losing eight of its crew.

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, designed and largely built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company, San Diego, California. It was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft of World War II, and still holds the record as the most produced American military or naval aircraft. The B-24 Liberator was used by several Allied air forces and navies and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean and China-Burma-India Theaters. Between 1940 and 1945 a total of 18,482 B-24's were built.

Often compared with the better-known B-17, the B-24 was a more modern design with a higher top speed, greater range and heavier bomb load. However, it was also more difficult to fly, with heavy control forces and poor formation-flying characteristics. Popular opinion among aircrews and general's staffs tended to favor the B-17s rugged qualities above all other considerations in the European Theater.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a B-24D Liberator features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with B-24 Liberator artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:144 Military Aircraft


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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