Consolidated B-24D Liberator Giant Display Model Balsa Kit from Guillow's

Part Number: GUI2003

Availability: In stock - Dispatch Time 1-2 Working Days

£124.99

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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 Romania 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.

The Guillow's 2000 Series is a range of beautiful giant scale balsa models featuring some of the most popular airplanes from WWII, in large scale detail. A few of these kits feature true to life action parts such as movable flying surfaces, sliding canopies, retractable landing gear, and dropable bombs.

Guillow was founded in 1926 by a World War 1 US Navy aviator and is the world's largest manufacturer of balsa wood model airplane kits. They have an enviable reputation for producing quality kits with excellent building instructions and plans.

With a wingspan of 1232mm (48.5") this is an impressive kit, representing excellent value for money and many hours of fun!

Features
  • Plastic parts included
  • Superb scale detail
  • Authentic decals
  • Scale propellers
  • Wing span: 48 1/2"
  • Scale: 1/28
  • Requires adhesives and basic modelling tools to complete.

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    Part Number GUI2003
    Manufacturer Guillow
    Model Build Kit
    Power No
    Scale 1:28
    Wingspan (mm) 1232
    Required to Complete Adhesives and modelling tools

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