QANTAS Aircraft


1/72 Qantas LB30 Liberator


by Fred Harris

 

Serial No
VH-EAJ, ex G-AGTJ, AL524

A/C type
LB-30 Liberator
Based at
QANTAS circa 1947/48
Scheme NMF
History/Significance
VH-EAJ, along with VH-EAI were ex RAF Consolidated LB-30 Liberators previously used by BOAC on their North Atlantic Return Ferry Service.  Four of these were ostensibly transferred to Qantas Empire Airways for their Indian Ocean route, although only two ever made it onto the VH- civil register.  Both -EAI and -EAJ were broken up for scrap in 1950.
Kit
Model based on very ancient Revell B24D kit with some necessary modifications to convert to civilian configuration. Once the rivets were removed this proved to be quite a good kit.
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