I placed it inside the portfolio envelope that came with the plane. The plane is still attached to the thick styrofoam from underneath, so I left it like that, and got my pictures around the plane, as best I could.
I don't anticipate any problems. I have it well protected inside the box, and well as a very sturdy outer box. This does have the cockpit cover.
If you have any question, let me know, and I will do my best to answer them. Weight is 18-19 pounds boxed up, outer box dimensions are 26X23X11. The item "Franklin Mint Armour Collection B-24 The Dragon and his Tail 148" is in sale since Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Aircraft & Spacecraft\Contemporary Manufacture". The seller is "kempersnac" and is located in Cape Coral, Florida.This item can be shipped to United States.