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

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

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

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1/50 C-87A Liberator Express GULLIVER Consolidated B-24 B-24D 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.

In August 1942, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt  asked Lawyer Wendell Willkie to make a flight around the world as his special envoy, to show the world that although America was engaged in a vigorous political debate at home, she was united in her desire to combat fascism around the world.   What better way to do so, Willkie and FDR reasoned, than to have the President's political opponent make a goodwill tour of America's allies.  Willkie's 50-day trip included stops at battle zones in Africa, China and the Soviet Union. Willkie later reported the tripon the radio and in his 1943 best-selling book “One World”.  The highly influential book made a well-supported plea for post-war international cooperation and solidified Willkie's role as a major force in American politics.   Willkie died less than two years later, in 1944.
“We must fight our way through not alone to the destruction of our enemies but to a new world idea. We must win the peace.” - Wendell Willkie

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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Manufacturer Dave Winfield
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