Brickmania Hawker B-24® (J)...
Brickmania Hawker B-24® (J) Liberator® - Strategic Heavy Bomber
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About the B-24® (J) Liberator® - Strategic Heavy Bomber:
In one of the best examples of the precision bombing in all of WWII, three squadrons of B-24 Liberator® aircraft destroyed key a Luftwaffe production facility in Gotha, Germany on February 24, 1943. Dropping an astonishing 98% of their payload on target and devastating the facility’s production capabilities in a single sweep. This raid cemented the B-24 as one of the Allies’ most trusted bombers. The purpose of the aircraft was to maintain the capabilities of the B-17, while giving the new craft a longer range, greater speed, and a bigger payload. These advancements made the B-24 ideal for operations such as convoy protection, long-range strategic bombing, U-boat hunting, and more. Serving in every theater of WWII, the B-24 changed the tide of the Allies’ Mediterranean campaign by striking critical targets in Italy, as well as German oil refineries, and were responsible for softening Nazi positions behind the lines before Operation Overlord. Officially retired at the end of the war, a total of 18,482 B-24s were produced, making it the largest scale production aircraft in American combat history.
Armament: 10x .50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns, various bomb payloads (8,000-2,700lbs)
Speed: 297 mph (478 km/h, 258 kn)
Range: 1,540 mi (2,480 km, 1,340 nmi)
Ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,500 m)
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
Sturdy, functional, and loaded with printed details, the B-24J kit promises to be the next must have mega kit in the Brickmania arsenal. Play features include functional landing gear, spinning props, posable BrickArms, rotating ball turrets, interior space, and a crew of five custom minifigs. Some external markings are featured on a high-quality sticker sheet for added customization. The model’s printed details include cockpit controls, radio operators station, navigators station, engine and cowling details, prop blades, ammo crates, and more.
Designed by Jonah Padberg
2650 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
5x custom minifigs designed by Drew
Additional custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Expert Skill Level (8-10 years building experience recommended)
LOCKHEED MARTIN®, B-24®, Liberator®, associated emblems and logos, and body designs of vehicles are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the USA and/or other jurisdictions, used under license by Brickmania, LLC.
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.