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34016 Corgi   B-24J Liberator - Shack Bunny, 494th BG, USAAF (1,200 ONLY) £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US34016 is this superb 1/72 scale Consolidated B-24J Liberator "Shack Bunny" of the 494th BG, 867th BS, USAAF based at Angaur Island, Carolines in 1944 Limited Edition.

Intended primarily for US only issue. Only 1200 Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale Length 11.25" Width 18.25"

This aircraft wears the distinctive quartered black squares of the 494th Bomber Group's 867th Bomber Squadron, the unit fighting in the Philippines until it moved to Yontan, Okinawa, in June 1945. Shack Bunny first flew on 9th May 1944 and was delivered to the Army Air Force three days later.

Designed to fill a United States Army Air Corps need for a heavy bomber, the B-24 Liberator was first flown on December 29, 1939. The USAAC originally asked Consolidated to build the B-17 under license, but the company instead chose to submit a more modern design with greater speed, greater range and a heavier bomb load. Despite these advantages, the B-24 was more difficult to fly, had poor formation-flying characteristics, and was much more vulnerable to battle damage, which meant it never became the favoured bomber among American aircrews. It did prove more than serviceable, however, especially for long-range missions.
 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)
 

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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