Hobby Master 1:144 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Consolidated B-24D Liberator – “She’Asta,” 530th BS, 380th BG, 5th Air Force, USAAF, 1943
1:144 Scale. Length: 5.5". Wingspan: 9.2"
The Consolidated B-24D Liberator "She’Asta” No. 42-40512 was completed on March 15, 1943 with its first flight on March 17th and acceptance by the U.S military on March 18th. The aircraft arrived in Australia on May 2nd assigned to the 531st BS then the 530th BS. “She’Asta” flew 28 missions and was credited with downing at least eight enemy aircraft; four on one mission. The aircraft was struck off charge with the U.S. on December 18, 1943 and on March 3, 1944 it was transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The aircraft was scrapped in 1949.Die-cast metal body
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:144 Military Aircraft Models
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