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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale US34008: Consolidated B-24J Liberator in USAAF Factory Fresh natural metal Paint Scheme.
Length 11.25 inches Wingspan 18.25 inches
This is a very unusual and extremely rare Corgi B-24J Liberator featuring an all over natural metal paint scheme with basic USAAF insignia and no other unit or aircraft markings. This model comes in a plain white box, simply marked “B-24 Liberator – European Theater”.
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 to be more than capable however, especially for long-range missions and maritime patrol with the RAF.