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Hobby Master 1:144 Air Power Series HA9101
Consolidated B-24D Liberator Diecast Model
USAAF 376th BG, 514th BS, #41-24301 "Lady Be Good", Libya, April 4th 1943

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

B-24D Liberator 41-24301 arrived in Libya on March 25, 1943 assigned to the 514th BS, 376th BG. The number 64 was painted on both sides of the nose along with the name “Lady Be Good” on the starboard side. On April 4, 1943 the “LBG” was the last of 25 B-24s to depart to bomb Naples harbor. On the way home they lost their ADF and never returned. In 1958 it was located 440 miles inland on the desert. In 1960 8 of the 9 crew members remains were found.

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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