Corgi Consolidated B-24 D Liberator "jerk's Natural"
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Corgi Consolidated B-24 D Liberator "jerk's Natural":
Consolidated B-24 D "Liberator" "Jerk's Natural" 328th BS/ 93rd BG, Benghazi NO.7, Libya, 1943
Limited Edition Number 0306 of 1700 distributed worldwideUp for sale is one, 1/72nd scale Corgi B-24D Liberator, "Jerk's Natural" WWII heavy bomber.
The B-24 Liberator was built by Consolidated Aircraft, (later joined by Ford), as a four engined heavy bomber for the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. It was widely used on all fronts, along with the B-17 Flying Fortress.
The subject of this model was one of the first B-24s assigned to the 93rd BG, known as "Ted's Travelling Circus", after it's colorful CO, Col. Ted Timberlake.
The cloverleaf on the side of the machine denoted that the bomber visited Northern Ireland to undergo modification, while th U-boat silhoutte signified a claim of a German submarine sinking made by the crew while flying anti U boat patrols over the Gulf of Mexico in 1942.
The aircraft participated in the Ploesti raid of August 1, 1943; it was eventually lost during a mission to Austria in October of that same year.
Corgi's B-24s feature highly detailed panel lines; rotating turrets and props; crew figures; optional position landing gear, and authentic paint schemes.
The model for sale had been on display in a private collection. It is in like new condition. The photos above are of the actual model you are offerding on.
This is a Limited Edition model, number 0306 of 1700 distributed worldwide. It is no longer available from distributors, and is becoming scare on the market.
Due to it's impressive size and detail, the Corgi B-24 makes an impressive addition to a collection of 1/72nd scale WWII aircraft.
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