B-24D Liberator 2003

B-24D Liberator 2003

Brand: Bill and Walt's

The B-24 Liberator was built in greater quantities than any other U.S. bomber of World War 2. The prototype model was produced by the Consolidated Aircraft Corp ...Read more

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Description

The B-24 Liberator was built in greater quantities than any other U.S. bomber of World War 2. The prototype model was produced by the Consolidated Aircraft Corp. with the first XB-24 taking to the air on Dec. 29, 1939. It featured the revolutionary Davis wing design that enabled the B-24 to carry the same payload as its rival the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress but at a much greater speed and range. Over 18,000 Liberators were built during the war. Of all the European operations in which B-24s were involved, the initial raid on the Ploesti oil refinery in southern Rumania on Aug. 1, 1943 was by far the most dramatic because it was heavily defended by anti-aircraft guns as well as squadrons of German Luftwaffe and Royal Rumanian Air Force Fighters. Of the 164 B-24s engaged, 53 were shot down or lost enroute, 23 were forced down and only 88 returned to base. “Jerk’s Natural”, the subject of this kit, was a Ploesti bomb group survivor.

Build the Consolidated B-24D Liberator US Air Force World War II Bomber with this Giant Scale Balsa Construction Kit from Guillow's.
Scale Model for Adult Collectors.

FEATURES: Balsa model designed to be flown with twin .049 engines (not included) as a U-Control or build it for exhibit and show purposes.
Nose gun turret/cowl for a B-24J model included.
Rugged landing gear.
Movable flying surfaces.
Removable wing panels.
Gun turret and cockpit canopy.
Full color decals for both a "D" and "J" model.
Detailed tail group and tail turret.
Waist gun, belly gun and boarding ladder.
Detailed main gear and nose wheel.
Detailed nose cowl/gun turret.
Nearly 300 die-cut balsa parts.
52 vacuum formed plastic parts including the special nose gun turret for a "J" model B-24.
Formed main landing gear.
Plastic wheels.
Waist gun parts.
Silkspan covering tissue.
Clay for balancing the model.
A generous amount of balsa strip stock.
Accurate scale plan and illustrated assembly instructions with related photos to show the model in progressive stages of construction.
A General Information Sheet is included for first time model builders listing tools and materials required that are not included in the kit. It also provides basic information on working with balsa wood as related to building a model airplane.

INCLUDES: One B-24D Liberator Airplane

REQUIRES: Assembly
Workboard (10" x 33")
Wood Cement
Instant Glue
Plastic Balsa Fillet Material
Saran Wrap
Wire Cutters
Needle Nose Pliers
Wood Plane
Hand Saw (Fine Tooth, Single Edge)
Triangle or Square Blocks
Hand Drill & Bits
Flat Enamel & Enamel Thinner

SPECS:    Scale:    1/28     (7/16" = 1'-0")
Wingspan: 48-1/2"  (123.19cm)
Length:   29"      (73.66cm)

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