This Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Olive) U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft model is in 1:72 scale, this spectacular model has a wingspan of 18.5" and is 12" in length. The B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber built by Consolidated Aircraft. It was produced in great numbers during World War II and was used by many Allied air forces and every US branch of service during the war.
The B-24 Liberator was first deployed to the United Kingdom to utilize its long-range capabilities. In June 1942, American B-24s entered combat with a raid of 13 aircraft launched from Egypt which targeted the German-built synthetic oil refinery at Ploisti, Romania. Though it was considered unsuccessful. On August 1, 1943, 178 B-24s attacked Ploesti again and 53 failed to return. Liberator squadrons were deployed to theaters in Africa, Europe, the Atlantic, India and the Pacific. In 1942 to 1943, B-24's production increased dramatically. The B-24's long operating range made it suitable for maritime patrol, antisubmarine, reconnaissance, tanker, cargo and personnel transport. By September 1945, there were 18,482 B-24 Liberators built.
The B-24J is very similar to the B-24H, although the defensive improvements made in the B-24H weren't incorporated in the B-24J. The B-24J featured an improved autopilot and a bombsight of the M-1 series. B-24H sub-assemblies made by Ford and constructed by other companies and any model with a C-1 or M-1 retrofit, were all designated B-24Js. B-24J has a crew of 7-10. It has a maximum speed of 290 mph and a cruising speed of 215 mph. It has 10x 0.50 in M2 Browning machine guns.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
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