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Model #387.06 - Artitec US Motorcycle Liberator  


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Artitec 387.06 Highlights:

Model: Artitec's 387.06 1/87 WWII Liberator 42WLA is fully assembled and painted US Army/Navy (AN) 319 Olive Drab and is equipped with a windscreen. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art.  They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts.  Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out.  Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.

Prototype: Nicknamed the “Liberator”, the Harley-Davidson 42WLA was the most-produced American motorcycle of the Second World War (over 90,000 were produced during the war). The 42WLA was a military adaptation of Harley-Davidson’s W-Series motorcycles, unveiled in 1937. It was powered by a 450 cubic inch 739 cc flathead engine which was equipped with a recirculating oil system that cut back on maintenance time. The 42WLA’s engine purposely had a lower compression ratio than its civilian counterparts so that it could gun on gasoline that might be poorly refined. 42WLAs were primarily used for courier, communications, and reconnaissance duties. After the war, many GIs who loved riding the motorcycles during the war purchased surplus 42WLAs and customized them to their personal tastes, laying the foundation for American biker phenomenon. 

PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.


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