B-24® Liberator® ‘Male Call’ 453rd BG, US Eighth Air Force, 1944 - Jimmy Stewart

B-24® Liberator® ‘Male Call’ 453rd BG, US Eighth Air Force, 1944 - Jimmy Stewart

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B-24® Liberator® ‘Male Call’ 453rd BG, US Eighth Air Force, 1944 - Jimmy Stewart

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Often unfairly overshadowed by both the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and later B-29 Superfortress, the distinctive Consolidated B-24 Liberator was the third of America’s heavy bombers used during WWII and has the distinction of being the most heavily produced four-engined bomber in aviation history. Serving in every theatre of operation during the Second World War, the Liberator formed the backbone of the Allied daylight bombing offensive against Germany and with its shoulder mounted, highly efficient wing, deep fuselage and H-shaped tail unit, the Liberator’s impressive range also helped to close the ‘Atlantic gap’ in the vital sea battle against German U-boats, which threatened Britain’s critical supply lines.

Like so many other of the 18,500 B-24s produced during WWII, Liberator 42-52154 ‘Male Call’ was an extremely hard working machine, surviving the war having completed an impressive 95 bombing missions – she is thought to have been the only survivor of the original 61 aircraft assigned to the 453rd Bombardment Group, which arrived at RAF Old Buckenham airfield on 21st January 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.

 

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y Technical Specification & Detail

  • Armament/Weapons Armament/Weapons
  • Detailed Crew Figure(s) Detailed Crew Figure(s)
  • Moving Rear/Ventral Gun(s) Moving Rear/Ventral Gun(s)
  • Optional Undercarriage Down Optional Undercarriage Down
  • Rotatable Propellers Rotatable Propellers
  • Rotatable Turret(s) Rotatable Turret(s)
Scale 1:72
Limited Edition Yes
Wingspan 460mm
Age Suitability 14+

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sssss 4

Much requested and worth the wait.

Very nice release that only has a slight colour mismatch on nose section and waist gun setup to detract from it.

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Beautiful model, great customer service

I preordered this model when it first became available and was excited when it finally arrived. It is a beautiful model (and quite heavy). Unfortunately, the cowling on one of the engine mounts came off during shipment, breaking one of the propeller blades. I contacted customer service--both by email and phone--thinking Corgi could send me a replacement propeller. Well, they don't stock spare parts, but they did send me another airplane, free of charge. It arrived today and is in perfect condition. Thank you Corgi and Tony (with customer service). I appreciate your prompt help in resolving this problem.

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