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 Mike Grant 1/144 B-24 Liberator




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Review By:

Scott Van Aken



Overshadowed by the B-17, the Liberator had longer range, a higher speed, higher ceiling and could carry a larger payload. It was also much more difficult to fly and though it could take damage, it was not quite as tough as the B-17.

The long range of the plane made it a natural for the long distances of the Pacific, but the primary focus of the Allies was the war with Germany and so most of them were sent there.

This particular sheet is the first I know of specifically made in 1/144 for the B-24. Mike Grant had done another really superb Alps sheet for the Minicraft kit. I know that there are other 1/144 B-24s around and it should fit those as well.

The first is 'Delectable Doris' from the 389th BG. This overall natural metal B-24J has a black tail for the unit markings. You'll have to paint the white stripe.

Next is an OD over Neutral grey J bird from the 30th BG. 'The Chambermaid' has no cheese-cake nose art, unfortunately.

Finally is a B-24D, the famous 'Strawberry Bitch' from the 376th BG that is currently at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio. Cobra Company makes a conversion for this plane and if they'd like to send me a review copy, I'd be more than happy to use it. The Strawberry Bitch markings are also available from Mike Grant in 1/72 and 1/48 scale.

If you can't find this sheet locally (and you probably can't), you can get them directly by following the link below.

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