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Postage Stamp Planes PS5557-4
Consolidated B-24J Liberator Diecast Model
USAAF 43rd BG, 403rd BS, #44-40335 Million $ Baby, New Guinea, 1945

1:163 Scale   Length   Width
Consolidated B-24J Liberator   5"   8"

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was a long-range bomber and reconnasissance aircraft. With origins tracing back to the early 1930s, many often overlook that the B-24 was the most extensively produced aircraft by the US for World War II. The Liberator weighed 36,500 pounds empty (71,200 pounds stocked), reached a top speed of 290mph, and was armed with ten 12.7mm machine-guns with a provision for nearly 18,000 pounds worth of bomb-load. This particular aircraft was assigned to the 403rd Bombardment Squadron operating in the Pacfic Theater. The name "Million Dollar Baby" refers to the fact that, during the war, the US Government paid $1 million for their bombers.

Consolidated B-24J 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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" 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.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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