On August 1, 1943, the Allies launched Operation Tidal Wave - a strategic bombing mission over Nazi-occupied territory. A total of 176 B-24 Liberators set out to attack oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, with an impressive 167 (or 94%) of them hitting their target! Unfortunately, however, 54 of these aircraft were lost over Ploesti, and another three at sea. One devastating loss included a B-24D nicknamed "Wongo Wongo," which lost control and crashed into the Mediterranean on its way to the oil refineries, killing all 10 crewmen, brave members of the 512th Bomber Squadron.
This 1/72 scale, die cast model features authentic markings and paint scheme, recessed panel lines and surface details, a well-appointed interior, and a display stand. 18¼" wingspan.