PB4Y-2 Privateer

MCPB4Y2PW
$249.95
PB4Y-2 Privateer
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PB4Y-2 Privateer

MCPB4Y2PW
Wingspan: 20 inches
Length: 13.6 inches
1/66 scale

$249.95

This model is currently out of stock. Contact Karin at karin@mastercraftmodels.com, if you are interested in special or pre-ordering. Please note the following: *Cost will increase to 299.95 per model for changes in paint scheme or livery *Cost will increase to 399.95 per model for expedited air freight shipping *Please allow 90 days for handcrafting and delivery *50% deposit is required at time of purchase.

Product Details


Based on the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, the Navy sought its use as a very long range patrol bomber. The PB4Y-2 Privateer was a new design, adding a longer fuselage, a single tail and heavier armament. The PrivateerŐs carried 12 .50-caliber machine guns in six turrets, and could carry up to 12,800 pounds of bombs, mines or torpedoes. The PB4Y-1Ős greatest contribution came as very long range patrol bombers operating on both sides of the Atlantic. By sacrificing some armor and adding fuel tanks, the maritime Liberators were able to cover the mid-Atlantic gap, where U-Boats were able to operate without fear of attacks from the air. The PB4Y-2 Privateer operated into the 1950s, including flying ŇHurricane HunterÓ missions, as well as night illumination missions during the Korean War.

This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!