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Hobby Master 1:144 Air Power Series HA9100
Consolidated B-24D Liberator Diecast Model
USAAF 98th BG, 343rd BS, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", Ploesti Raid, August 1943

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Consolidated B-24D Liberator   5.5"   9.25"

Just prior to the raid on the Ploesti Oilfields in Romania 10 B-24s of the 98th Bombardment Group had nose-art added each one representing a different character from the story “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Eight of these B-24Ds actually took part in the raid and three were lost. B-24D s/n 42-40364 Y nicknamed “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” belonged to the 343rd BS. The aircraft completed its bombing mission but was shot down on the return flight losing 8 of its 9 crew.

Consolidated B-24D Liberator

Designed to fill a United States Army Air Corps need for a heavy bomber, the B-24 Liberator was first flown on December 29, 1939. The USAAC originally asked Consolidated to build the B-17 under license, but the company instead chose to submit a more modern design with greater speed, greater range and a heavier bomb load. Despite these advantages, the B-24 was more difficult to fly, had poor formation-flying characteristics, and was much more vulnerable to battle damage, which meant it never became the favored bomber among American aircrews. It did prove more than serviceable, however, especially for long-range missions.

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Hobby Master 1:144 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:144 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:144 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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