This Pinup Photo was added on Friday 25 November, 2016.
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Dietz Dolls Aviation Pinup Series
Consolidated B-24 Liberator & Kayla
- © Britt Dietz -
Another entry into the 'Aviation Pinup Series' featuring each branch of the US Military... today's airbrushed style pinup photo features model Kayla, the Army Air Force, and the often overlooked bomber of WW2... the Consolidated B-24 Liberator! First flown in 1939, this four engine bomber was the most produced bomber and multi-engine aircraft in history with over 19,000 aircraft built... over 6,300 more than the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-24 was used in many different roles ranging from a strategic bomber, electronic warfare, transports, martime patrol, and much more. Military brass tended to prefer the B-24 for its versatility over the B-17, however the crews preferred the B-17. The B-24 was rapidly retired from service following WW2 because of the more modern B-29 Superfortress bombers. The B-24J (as pictured in this pinup) carried a crew of 11 and could fly a max speed of 290mph with a range of 2,100 miles. It was loaded with 10 .50 Cal machine guns in different positions and had a retractable ball turret on the belly which would also be released it necessary.
This is a new 'simple' type of aviation pinup using Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircraft ranging from fighters to transports to bombers. Each will feature a pinup with an aircraft and the matching US insignia for that aircraft. The background will also be themed to the aircraft's general colors. The Dietz Dolls Aviation Pinup Series features World War 2 aircraft (called Warbirds) paired with a pinup model wearing authentic flight clothing to the 1940s era. Available for purchase in all sorts of different sizes including posters!