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  USN Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator Heavy Bomber - Anti-Submarine Patrol, England, 1943 (1:48 Scale)
USN Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator Heavy Bomber - Anti-Submarine Patrol, England, 1943

Armour Collection USN Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator Heavy Bomber - Anti-Submarine Patrol, England, 1943




 
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Product Code: B11F006

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Armour Collection B11F006 USN Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator Heavy Bomber - Anti-Submarine Patrol, England, 1943 (1:48 Scale) "Why should we have a navy at all? There are no enemies for it to fight except apparently the Army Air Force."
- General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the US 8th Army Air Force, after WWII

Life for the B-24 heavy bomber began in 1939, when the Army Air Corps initiated a request for a new bomber designed to exceed the performance of the B-17. Consolidated Aircraft responded quickly with its proposal, labeled Consolidated Model 32 and, on March 30th, 1939, was awarded the contract. One day short of nine months later, on December 29, 1939, the first flight of the XB-24 bomber prototype took place.

Slightly smaller than the B-17, the turbosupercharger-equipped B-24 flew farther with a bigger bomb load than the much more publicized Boeing aircraft. Of seven service-test YB-24s, six were sent to the Royal Air Force (RAF) under the export designation LB-30A. Because they lacked turbosuperchargers and self-sealing fuel tanks, the RAF found them unsuitable for combat duty over Europe. Instead, they were stripped of their armament and put into service as transports on the Trans-Atlantic Return Ferry Service, which had been established to send air crews to Montreal to take delivery of American aircraft consigned to the British war effort.

Flying for the Army Air Corps as the B-24, and the U.S. Navy as the PB4Y-1, the plane also saw service in the Royal Air Force where it was known simply as the Liberator. There was also a transport version known as the C-87, one of which was Winston Churchill's personal aircraft, carrying him to historic meetings at Moscow and Casablanca, among other locations.

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a USN Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator heavy bomber that was used for Anti-Submarine Patrol, and based out of England during 1943. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 27-1/2 inches
Length: 16-3/4 inches

Release Date: February 2009

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Fixed lowered landing gear
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Spinning propellers
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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