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B-24 Liberator Model, USAAF, 453rd BG, “Male Call” - Corgi AA34018


B-24 Liberator Model, USAAF, 453rd BG, “Male Call” - Corgi AA34018 - click to enlarge
B-24 Liberator Model, USAAF, 453rd BG, “Male Call” - Corgi AA34018 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA34018
$169.95
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Consolidated B-24 Liberator – #42-52154 “Male Call”, 453rd BG, 8th Air Force, USAAF, 1944 - James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart

1:72 Scale.  Length: 11.25".  Wingspan: 18"



Limited Edition of 1500 Models Worldwide


Like so many of the 18,500 B-24s produced during WWII, Liberator 42-52154 ‘Male Call’ was an extremely hard working machine, surviving the war having completed an impressive 95 bombing missions. She is thought to have been the only survivor of the original sixty-one aircraft assigned to the USAAF 453rd Bombardment Group, which arrived at RAF Old Buckenham airfield on 21st January 1944. The aircraft was one of the Liberators flown by celebrated Hollywood actor James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart during his time as Group Operations Officer with the 453rd Bombardment Group at the Norfolk airfield.

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.


The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a B-24D Liberator features:

  • Crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Rotatable gun turrets
  • Opening bomb bay doors
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with B-24 Liberator artwork



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    Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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