B - 24 D Liberator, ‘Male Call’ Jimmy Stewart (Large) Die Cast Model Airplane by Corgi
The Consolidated B-24 "Liberator" long range bomber was the most produced U.S. aircraft of World War 2.
They were used in operations in every combat theater during the war.
Because of the B-24's great range, it was particularly suited for such missions as the
famous raid from North Africa against the oil industry at Ploesti, Rumania on
August 1, 1943. This feature also made the airplane suitable for long
over-water missions in the Pacific Theater (used by the NAVY in PB4Y form).
When production ended in May 1945,
18,475 B-24's had been built.
Consolidated B-24D-25 Liberator USAAF 453rd BG, #42-52154 Male Call, James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart, 1944
The aircraft was one of the Liberators flown by celebrated Hollywood actor James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart during his time as Group Operations Officer with the 453rd Bombardment Group at the Norfolk airfield.
Limited Edition of 1500 Models Worldwide
During WW2, young airmen separated from home, family, loved ones and a familiar way of life often sought ways of escaping the harsh reality of war by personalising their aircraft with what has become known as nose art. Humour, slogans, nicknames, cartoons, girls; all were used to bring a touch of light relief to their deadly day-to-day existence. The Corgi Nose Art range aims to capture some of the superb works of art that adorned aircraft on all sides of the conflict. Each model includes a diecast body panel featuring the art in colourful, large-scale detail.
Scale: 1/72, Wingspan: 18.25", Length: 11.25"
Loose Parts: (not suitable for young children)
Rotating gun turrets
From the days when the skies were the new frontiers, the Aviation Archive charts the history of flight, commemorating significant military and civil aircraft and events from the early pioneering years to the present day.
Using original plans and rare archive material, each aircraft and livery has been carefully researched and authenticated to bring the aviation enthusiast the finest range of collectable die cast models.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the models feature rubber tires, interchangeable undercarriage, rotating propellers where applicable and high quality printed livery details. Beautifully packaged, each replica comes with a display stand, and two sets of landing gear
(gear up and gear down).