One lucky winner will receive a model B-24 Liberator, courtesy of Corgi.

Often unfairly overshadowed by both the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the later B-29 Superfortress, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was the third of America’s heavy bombers used during WWII, and has the distinction of being the most heavily produced four-engined bomber in aviation history.

This 1:72 scale die-cast model aircraft is a based on one of the Liberators own by celebrated Hollywood actor James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life), during his time as Group Operations Officer with the 453rd Bombardment Group at Norfolk airfield.

Like so many of the 18,500 B-24s produced during WWII, Liberator 42-52154 ‘Male Call’ was extremely hard-working, surviving the war having completed an impressive 95 bombing missions. She is thought to have been the only survivor of the original 61 aircraft assigned to the 453rd Bombardment Group, which arrived at RAF Old Buckenham on 21 January 1944. The aircraft retails online for £131.99 at www.corgi.co.uk.

This issue, Corgi are giving away a 1:72 scale die-cast model of the B-24 Liberator, to one lucky winner.

Competition closes: 13 February 2019



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