B-24 Liberator Model
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Fly again in this handcrafted wooden Consolidated B-24 Liberator model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.
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.
At its inception, the B-24 was a modern design featuring a highly efficient shoulder-mounted, high aspect ratio Davis wing. The wing gave the Liberator a high cruise speed, long range and the ability to carry a heavy bomb load. Early RAF Liberators were the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean as a matter of routine. In comparison with its contemporaries the B-24 was relatively difficult to fly and had poor low speed performance; it also had a lower ceiling and was less robust than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. While aircrews tended to prefer the B-17, General Staff favored the B-24, and procured it in huge numbers for a wide variety of roles. At nearly 19,000 units – including over 8,000 manufactured by Ford Motor Company – it holds records as the world’s most produced bomber, heavy bomber, multi-engine aircraft, and American military aircraft in history.
The B-24 was used extensively in World War II. It served in every branch of the American armed forces, as well as several Allied air forces and navies, and saw use in every theater of operations. Along with the B-17, the B-24 was the mainstay of the U.S. 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. The C-87 transport derivative served as a longer range, higher capacity counterpart to the Douglas C-47 Skytrain.
By the end of World War II, the technological breakthroughs of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and other modern types had surpassed the bombers that served from the start of the war. The B-24 was rapidly phased out of U.S. service, although the PB4Y-2 Privateer maritime patrol derivative carried on in service with the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. Wiki
33rd Bomb Squadron ‘Round Trip Ticket’ B-24
Fly with the ‘Round Trip Ticket’ of the 33rd Bomb Squadron, 22nd Bomb Group. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches B-24L Liberator ‘Round Trip Ticket’ of the 33rd Bomb … Read More
566th Bomb Squadron “Fightin’ Sam” B-24 Model
Fly Fightin’ Sam again with the 566th Bomb Squadron in this hand crafted B-24 Model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. World War II Activated as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment … Read More
701st BS ‘Hell’s Warrior’ B-24 Model
Fly F-B24-1-FO Liberator fo the 701st BS, 445th BG, 8th Air Force or otherwise known as ‘Hell’s Warrior’ in this handcrafted model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches The … Read More
704th BS ‘Bungay Buckaroo’ B-24 Model
Fly with the 704th BS in ‘Bungay Buckaroo’ in this handcrafted B-24 model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. The squadron was first activated on 1 April 1943 at Davis-Monthan Field, … Read More
7th BS ‘The Near Sighted Robin’ B-24H Model
Fly “The Near Sighted Robin’ from RAF Mednlesham, England as part of the 7th BS, 34th Bombardment Group in this handcrafted B-24 Liberator. Each piece is carved from wood and hand-painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches After … Read More
828th Bombardment Squadron B-24 Model
Fly with the 828th Bombardment Squadron in this handcrafted B-24 model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches The 828th Bombardment Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its … Read More
24 Squadron RAAF B-24 Liberator Model
A carefully crafted wooden B-24 Liberator of the RAAF No 24 Squadron. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a uniquely crafted model. 18 inches The story of this aircraft from the Pathfinder (Issue 222, May … Read More