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Postage Stamp Planes PS5557-3
Consolidated B-24J Liberator Diecast Model
USAAF 467th BG, 790th BS, #42-52534 Witchcraft, RAF Rackheath, England, 1944

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

The B-24 Liberator is an American four-engine, twin-tail heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft. It was the most-produced American military aircraft, with 18,493 units made. It was used extensively in World War II in every branch of the American armed forces.

The B-24J Liberator "Witchcraft" entered World War II in April, 1944 and was assigned to the 467th Bomb Group, 790 Bomb Squadron. "Witchcraft" flew an amazing record of 130 combat missions during World War II. The number proudly displayed on its nose art. It has the proud history of always completing her mission, and never had any crewmen injured or killed.

The Collings Foundation currently operates a fully restored B-24 in "Witchcraft" colors, in honor of the veterans of the World War II. It is the only fully authentic B-24J aircraft still flying, the star of the Wings of Freedom Flight Experience Tour that visits over 100 cities nationwide.

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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