POSTAGE STAMP B-24J 1/163 MILLION DOLLAR BABY
This Die-cast metal airplane model comes in 1:163 scale with plastic stand and is approximately 5 1/8 inches long with 8 1/4 inch wingspan. The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was long-range bomber and reconnaissance aircraft used extensively during World War II by every branch of the US Armed Forces and other US allies. Because of its range and speed, the B-24 was often used on anti-submarine patrols. Compared with the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 has a higher top speed, longer range, and the ability to deliver a heavier payload. Due to its great success on all fronts during World War II, the B-24 was the most produced American military aircraft in history.
The B-24D Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" flew over 50 missions for the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group in North Africa and sports pink desert camouflage, hence the name. It took part in and survived the Ploesti oil refinery raid of August, 1943. It is currently on display indoors in the World War II Gallery of the Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.