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Liberator

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Flying as a prototype on December 29, 1939 as the XB-24, it would have been almost unimaginable that over 18,000 Liberators would be built. The B-24 flew in Europe, Africa in the Middle East, and as an anti submarine aircraft, it's main field of operation was in the Pacific against the Japanese.

The B-24 was the mainstay of the Royal Canadian Air Force's battle against German U-boats in the Atlantic during the Second World War.

Specifications B-24M; Engines: (four) Pratt and Whitney R-1830-65 radials 894 kW. (1,200 hp.), Wing span; 33.53 m. (110' 0"), Length; 20.47 m. (67' 2"), Maximum take-off weight; 29,257 kg. (64,500 lbs.), Maximum level speed; 483 km/h (300 mph.), Range; 3,380 km. (2,100 miles); Armament; (ten) 0.50 inch machine guns and up to 3,992 kg. (8,800 lbs.) bombs.

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