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B-24 Liberator, Anti Submarine (1:48)

Item #: B11F006
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Availability: Sold Out, Discontinued
Price: $195.00

    Points to Purchase:19500
    Points Earned:195
    Bonus Points Earned:0

    Length 16.63"
    Wingspan 27.24"

    Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

    Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

    B-24 Liberator, Anti Submarine (1:48) by Franklin Mint Armour Diecast Airplanes
    Item Number: B11F006

    Designed to meet a USAAC requirement for a heavy bomber with performance superior to that of the B-17, the B-24 was first flown on December 29th, 1939. Somewhat overshadowed by the popularity of the B-17, the B-24 was actually produced in larger numbers than any American aircraft during WWII with 18,431 aircraft eventually produced. The B-24 was a more modern design than the B-17 with a higher top speed and greater range with a similar bomb load and defensive armament eventually being deployed to all theaters of war: Africa, Europe, India, the Atlantic and the Pacific. The first model produced on a large scale between was the B-24D, featuring a "greenhouse" nose, two waist-gunners and a top-side turret. Found to be vulnerable to head-on attack, the design was modified leading to the B-24H and the B-24J models which included a nose turret and a ball turret that, unlike the B-17, could be retracted into the belly when not in use. The Liberator's distinctive slab-sided fuselage helped it earn the nickname "Flying Boxcar".

    Model Details for Franklin Mint 1:48 United States Army Air Force B-24J Liberator - DiMA ID# 57749

    Franklin Mint United States Army Air Force B-24J Liberator 1:48 - B11E743 - DiMA ID#57749
    United States Army Air Force Franklin Mint
    United States Army Air Force Franklin Mint

    Country &
    United States of America
    United States of America
    North America
    North America

    Aircraft: B-24J Liberator Scale: 1:48

    Part #: B11E743 DiMA ID#: 57749

    Release Date: NA Disc Date: NA

    Status: Limited Production Units: Limited

    Remarks: USAAF 458th BG, "Spotted Ape", RAF Horsham St.Faith, England, Formation Assembly Ship.
    Registration:  Z Engines: NA

    Classification: Military

    Last Updated: 01/08/2011

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