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B-24D Liberator Model, USAAF, “Screamin’ Mimi” - Hobby Master HA9105


B-24D Liberator Model, USAAF, “Screamin’ Mimi” - Hobby Master HA9105 - click to enlarge
B-24D Liberator Model, USAAF, “Screamin’ Mimi” - Hobby Master HA9105 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA9105
$67.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:144 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Consolidated B-24D Liberator – 42-40997, “Screamin’ Mimi”, 565th BS, 389th BG, USAAF, Norfolk, England, 1943

1:144 Scale.  Length: 5.5".  Wingspan: 9.2"



The USAAF 389th Bomb Group “Sky Scorpions” moved to England in mid-1943 as part of the 8th Air Force. They temporarily moved to Libya and Tunisia where they flew missions against the Ploiesti oil fields as well as Salerno, Corsica and Italy. From October 1943 until April 1945 the 389th BG remained in England. The B-24D Liberator “Screamin’ Mimi”, 42-40997, had its ball-turret replaced by a hatch referred to as a “Joe Hole”, which was used to drop parachutists through. The aircraft was transferred to the 801st BG as “Worry Bird” and crashed April 1944.

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 and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Gun turrets
  • Optional opened or closed bomb bay doors
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and B-24 artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:144 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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