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Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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One of a series of books designed for the layman which looks at military aircraft that have recently arrived in the marketplace. Special emphasis is placed on the design and performance aspects of the aircraft and detailed technical specifications are included.

B 24 Liberator Bomber Pilot s Flight Manual

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator first saw combat in June of 1942, making a daring raid into Nazi-occupied Romania to bomb the oil fields at Ploesti. Nearly 18,500 Liberators were built during the war years, making it by far the most-produced American combat aircraft. It served in many roles beyond heavy bomber, transport, and anti-submarine patrol, and flew in Africa, Europe, India, the Atlantic, India and the Pacific Theatre. Originally printed by the United States Army Air Force in 1942, the B-24 Liberator Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

Consolidated B 24 Liberator

Author : Martin W. Bowman
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The B-24 Liberator may not have had the publicity and glamour of its contemporary, the Boeing B-17, but it was produced in far greater numbers and served all over the globe as a bomber, transport and long-range anti-submarine airplane. Martin W. Bowman examines the career of the B-24 Liberator, from its design in 1939 through all theatres of World War Two to the present, where a precious few airframes survive. With over 200 rare photographs this is a detailed and absorbing book on a significant airplane.

Consolidated B 24 Liberator Named Booby Trap

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Description: A Consolidated B-24 Liberator named "Booby Trap", with a skull and crossbones on its tail, flies through the air. Location unknown.

Consolidated B 24 Liberator

Author : Graham M. Simons
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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B-24 hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning the war in the Pacific. Its most famous single exploit is possibly the raid on the Ploesti oil fields in August 1943.The B-24 ended World War Two as the most produced Allied heavy bomber in history, and the most produced American military aircraft at over 18,000 units, thanks in large measure to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry. It still holds the distinction as the most produced American military aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean and China-Burma-India theaters.This book focuses on the design, engineering, development and tactical use of the many variants throughout the bombers service life. The overall result is, as David Lee, the former Deputy Director of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford said upon reading the final manuscript, to be acquainted with ...all you never knew about the B-24!The book is enlivened by the many dramatic photographs which feature, and this coupled with the clarity of Simons' prose makes for an engaging and entertaining history of this iconic Allied bomber, a key component in several of their biggest victories and a marvel of military engineering.

Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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Although overshadowed, to a large extent, by the B-17 Flying Fortress the B-24 Liberator was made in greater quantity, and used by more Allied air forces on every front of the Second World War. The first operational models were used by the Royal Air Force as a transport on the North Atlantic ferry service. The RAF Liberator I, used both as a bomber in North Africa and as a long-range Coastal Command patroller, had ASV (air-to-surface vessel) radar and four 20mm cannons. Its armament was greatly improved when powered turrets in the tail and mid-upper positions were incorporated into the Liberator II. As a heavy bomber it saw service in the Pacific with the USAAF; in North Africa and Italy with the RAF and USAAF. Specially equipped Liberators were also used to drop agents and equipment in Occupied Europe on behalf of the OSS (Office of Strategic Service), SOE (Special Operations Executive) and SIS (Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6).

Canada Aviation and Space Museum Aircraft

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Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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Commissioned to replace the B-17, the Liberator was built in near-record time. The machine was designed around the long-span low-drag Davis wing, a new concept at the time of production. Early models were soon superseded on all production lines by the J model, the most successful B-24 of all time. When production ceased on 31 May 1945, 18,475 Liberators had been made, making it the most produced American aircraft of WW2. A special feature in this book is a selection of wartime black and white photos and colour company advertisements, the latter not seen since the end of the war.

Consolidated B 24 Vol 1

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The B-24 Liberator remains to this day the world's most-produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft, and the most produced military aircraft in US history, with almost 19,000 examples leaving the assembly lines of five plants. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book chronicles the design, development, and wartime use of the iconic early models of the B-24--those featuring the so-called "glass nose"--from the assembly line to their use in the famous raid on the refineries at Ploesti, Romania, in 1943. The story of these iconic early WWII aircraft is told through carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published, which are reproduced in remarkable clarity. Large clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, unlock the secrets of this aircraft. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

Tocumwal to Tarakan

Author : Michael V. Nelmes
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United States Navy PB4Y 1 B 24 Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain During World War II

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Alan Careys new book, his fifth on USN and USMC bomber units of the Second World War, is the story of U.S. Navy Fleet Air Wing Seven (FAW-7) and the men who flew the Navy version of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber out of Dunkeswell and Upottery, England during World War II. Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator squadrons were unlike their counterparts in the U.S. Armys 8th Air Force, who battled their way through thick flak and swarms of German fighters while flying to and from targets in continental Europe. The job of U.S. Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator aircrews was to keep German U-boats from successfully operating in the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel by going out day after day, often in miserable weather conditions, on unrelenting search and destroy missions. During the war, FAW-7 Liberators were responsible for the sinking of five U-boats and damaging many more.

World War 2 In Review No 20 Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. First eBook Edition 2017. This issue provides coverage of the B-24 Liberator bomber. The B-24 was used in World War II by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and CBI Theaters. The B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range. This pictorial includes a concise history of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, as well as coverage of the XB-41 long range escort, C-87 Liberator Express, and C-109 fuel tanker models. Also included are two articles: “Operation Tidal Wave,” the low-level strike against the Ploesti oil fields in Romania on 1 August 1943, and “Flying the B-24 Bomber Was No Picnic.” 407 B&W/color photos/illustrations.

B 24 Liberator B 25 Mitchell B 26 Marauder

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B 24 Liberator Units of the CBI

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The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force's strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. With longer range and a greater load-carrying capacity than the B-17, the B-24 was well-suited to the demands of the CBI. The CBI's two air forces, the Tenth in India and the Fourteenth in China, each had one heavy bomb group equipped with Liberators. These two groups, the 7th and the 308th, carried the war to the Japanese across China and South East Asia, flying over some of the most difficult terrain in the world. The 308th had the added burden of having to carry its own fuel and bombs over the Himalayan 'Hump' from India to China in support of its missions. Despite the hardships and extreme distances from sources of supply, both units compiled a notable record, each winning two Distinguished Unit Citations.

Consolidated Aircraft

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Convair B-36, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Consolidated PBY Catalina, Consolidated B-32 Dominator, List of Consolidated PBY Catalina survivors, Consolidated PB2Y Coronado, Consolidated PT-1, Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express, Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer, Fleet Model 1, Consolidated P-30, Preproduction B-24, Consolidated P2Y, Consolidated XB2Y, Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor, Consolidated PT-3, Consolidated O-17 Courier, Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf, Consolidated Commodore, Consolidated PT-11, Consolidated XB-41 Liberator, Consolidated R2Y, Consolidated XPB3Y. Excerpt: The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated solely by the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1949 to 1959. The B-36 was the largest mass-produced piston engine aircraft ever made. It had the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built (230 ft or 70 m), although there have been larger military transports. The B-36 was the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in the US arsenal from inside its two bomb bays without aircraft modifications. With a range greater than 6,000 mi (9,700 km) and a maximum payload of 72,000 lb (33,000 kg), (and thereby having the ability to carry both the United States' atomic fission and fusion weapons), the B-36 was the world's first manned bomber with an unrefueled intercontinental range. The genesis of the B-36 can be traced to early 1941, prior to the entry of the U.S. into World War II. At the time it appeared there was a very real chance that Britain might fall to the Nazi 'Blitz', making a strategic bombing effort by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) against Germany impossible with the aircraft of the time. The U.S. would need a new class of bomber that could reach Europe from bases in North America, necessitating a combat range of at least 5,700...

Consolidated B 24 Liberator

Author : Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Special Series. First Edition 2017. Third in the Special series of the World War 2 In Review journal. Pictorial overview featuring 407 color and B&W photos, drawings and illustrations of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber. Also includes coverage of the XB-41 long range escort, C-87 Liberator Express, C-109 fuel tanker models. The B-24 was used in World War II by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and CBI Theaters. The B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range. Also included are (1) Operation Tidal Wave - the low-level strike against the Ploesti oil fields, in Romania on 1 August 1943 and (2) Flying the B-24 Bomber Was No Picnic. The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced heavy bomber in history. Color printing on heavy glossy paper.

The Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was the most produced heavy bomber of WW2 with close to 19,000 units built. The design was progressively improved during the war and Consolidated developed variants up to the XB-24N. It was widely used by the Commonwealth nations during WW2. The RAF alone flew about 2,300 B-24s over nine marks (Liberator Mk.I to Mk.IX) during the war. They were used as bombers in the Middle East, southern Europe and Far East, in the maritime reconnaissance role, as electronic warfare platforms, and as transports. Australia was another large user during the war, but without any connection to the UK orders and they were used in the Southwest Pacific. Their Australian operational usage is here described in over 50 pages, 40 photographs and five color profiles.

B 24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force

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The B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other US warplane, yet its combat crews live, even today, in the shadow of the less plentiful, but better-known, B-17. Accounts of the 'Mighty Eighth' in Europe, and indeed many of the books and films that emerged from the greatest air campaign in history, often overlook the B-24, even though it was in action for as long as the Flying Fortress, and participated in just as many perilous daylight bombing missions.