The Flying Mule Homepage
Contact Us
Search
for
Flat $4.99 US Shipping*    Cart Empty $0.00
Discounted Intl Shipping US Shipping $0.00
No Sales Tax Total:  $0.00
Code: HM-HA9106    Add to wishlist
Status: Sold out - Discontinued
We regret this item is no longer available for sale. Please see the product description for links to similar items we still have available.

Hobby Master 1:144 Air Power Series HA9106
Consolidated B-24D Liberator Diecast Model
USAAF 380th BG, 530th BS, She'Asta #42-40512, Australia, 1943

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

The Consolidated B-24D Liberator "She’Asta" serial 42-40512 c/n 1589 completed manufacturing on March 15, 1943, the first flight was on March 17 and accepted by the US Military March 18, 1943. The aircraft arrived in Australia on May 2, 1943 and originally assigned to the 531st BS then the 530th BS. "She’Asta" flew 28 missions and is credited with downing at least 8 enemy aircraft; four on one mission. The aircraft was SOC (Struck Off Charge) with the U.S. Military on December 18, 1943 and transferred to the RAAF on March 3, 1944 with serial A72-5. In 1949 the aircraft was scrapped.

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.

© Copyright 2003-2017 The Flying Mule, Inc.

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.

© Copyright 2003-2017 The Flying Mule, Inc.

Recently viewed products:
 
Help  Contact Us  Newsletter  Facebook  Product List  Privacy  Site Map 

© All Text and Images Copyright The Flying Mule, Inc.