This Liberator model has its landing gear fixed in the extended position. It is mostly made of metal. It is certainly not a toy and will not survive been played with or a fall.
NOTE that this model is tail heavy, so that means that if resting on its landing gear, the plane would tip upward and the tail would touch the ground and the nose would point upward. That is why I did not show any photos without the display stand.
Although it is a small scale, the details are very impressive. From the photos one can see and appreciate the transparent cockpit windshield, as well as the other transparent parts in the different gun positions and view ports. The propellers are free to rotate and very smooth. If one blows onto the front of the plane, all four propellers start spinning.
A stand where the model can be attached for display is included and the model's info (type of airplane and scale) is printed.
The maker of the model, Amercom, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.What really caught my attention, however, is the way the markings and coloring. Look at the photos and you will see very clear and crisp nose art and markings.
These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack (sandwiched between two transparent plastic shells and then glued/attached to a piece of cardboard with the branding info. There is really nothing spectacular about the packaging, but at the end, the packaging is supposed to be disposable and with the sole function protecting the model, which it does very well.
All weapons are already attached to the model. One just needs to open the pack and display it (or play with it).
Keep in mind that these are really not toys, they are models made for collecting and display purposes. The packaging is labeled as Not Suitable for children under 14 years old.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft ofSan Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial models were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category.
At its inception, the B-24 was a modern design featuring a highly efficient shoulder-mounted, high aspect ratio Davis wing. The wing gave the Liberator a high cruise speed, long range and the ability to carry a heavy bomb load. Early RAF Liberators were the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean as a matter of routine. However, the type was difficult to fly and had poor low speed performance. It also had a lower ceiling and was less robust than its far better known counterpart, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. While aircrews tended to prefer the B-17, General Staff preferred the B-24, and procured it for a wide variety of roles.