1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model

1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model

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1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model

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1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model

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  • 1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model
  • 1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model
  • 1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model
  • 1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model
  • 1/50 C-87 Liberator Express Transport Consolidated B-24 B-24D Liberator Paper Model

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, designed and largely built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company of San Diego, California. It was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft of World War II, and still holds the record as the most-produced American military or naval aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and China-Burma-India Theaters. The need for more long range high altitude Transport aircraft led to the creation of the C-87 Liberator Express. The B24D Liberator was stripped of all armaments and gun turrets, and a floor added within the Bomb Bay area. Side fuselage windows and removeable Seats were fitted in this area, accomodating 16 passengers. A large rear Cargo door was also added, as well as a nose door replacing the forward canopy and nose turret. [A luxury transport version (the C-87A) was fitted with plusher seats and sleeping berths.] Almost 300 C-87 aircraft were produced alongside B-24Ds, from 1942 to 1944. This included C-87A conversions, as well as AT-22 Flight Engineer training aircraft. While most were operated by the USAAF, many were lend/leased to the RAF for use by Transport Command. The C-87s were not very popular with their crews, who complained about all sorts of hazards, particularly with the fuel system, with the engines, and with the cockpit accessories. The C-87 was notorious for problems with leaking fuel tanks, and midair fires were an ever-present danger. The C-87 also had some dangerous icing properties, which made it a very risky plane to fly over "the Hump". There were few tears shed when the Army's C-87s were withdrawn from service and replaced by more reliable Douglas C-54 Skymasters. This model, originally based on an older marek design features many modifications including 3D Landing Gear, a historically accurate paint scheme and markings, detailed texturing and photo-realistic effects. Final Model has a wingspan of about 26" . Contains approx. 280 parts 14 pages includes cover page/historical info, assembly Instructions and diagrams and 10 pages of full colour printable parts. This is a medium to advanced skill level kit. Please note: other than a different cover and historical information page...and a different aircraft serial number... this model is essentially identical to the 1:50 scale AT-22 Liberator kit from Dave's Card Creations.

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