Consolidated B-24D Liberator – Sky Witch, 400th BS, USAAF, Biak 1944
B-24D Liberator – Sky Witch, 400th BS, USAAF (2,700 ONLY)
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B-24D Liberator “Sky Witch” of the 400th Bomb Sqn, 90th Bomb Group based at Mokmer airstrip, Biak in 1944. Limited edition of 2,700 pieces. Excellent detailing and markings; has to be seen to be appreciated and now quite hard to find. Limited edition of 2,700 pieces.
Length 11.25 inches Wingspan 18.25 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box may have the odd light scuff but typical for this size of box and nothing that detracts.
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 favoured bomber among American aircrews. It did prove more than serviceable, however, especially for long-range missions.