- Postage Stamp Collection
- Diecast display model
- Highly detailed
- Display stand included
- Measures Approximately: 5.125” L x 8.25” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 8.0” L X 8.0” W x 2.75” H
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial production aircraft were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category.
The B-24 was used extensively in World War II where it served in every branch of the American armed forces, as well as several Allied air forces and navies. It saw use in every theater of operations. Along with the B-17, the B-24 was the mainstay of the US strategic bombing campaign in the Western European theater. Due to its range, it proved useful in bombing operations in the Pacific, including the bombing of Japan. Long-range anti-submarine Liberators played an instrumental role in closing the Mid-Atlantic gap in the Battle of the Atlantic.
This Daron Postage Stamp model is a replica of B-24D Bureau Number 42-72843 built at Consolidated San Diego as B-24D-160-CO. The aircraft was assigned to the 512th Bomb Squadron. The plane flew 56 missions between 20 September 1943 and 10 June 1944. Named as "Strawberry Bitch" at Herington Air Force Base by Flight Engineer Sergeant Haberman. Nose art painted at San Pancrazio, Italy. Returned to the United States 6 July 1944. Stored at Freeman Field, Illinois after WW2. Ferried to United States Air Force Museum in May 1959.
This model is a great addition to your aircraft collection.