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by Edward Shacklady

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Author:
Edward Shacklady
ISBN13:
978-1841451060
ISBN:
1841451061
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Publisher:
Cerberus Publishing Ltd.; First edition (November 13, 2005)
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Military
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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial production aircraft were laid down as export models designated.

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial production aircraft were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category. At its inception, the B-24 was a modern design featuring a highly efficient shoulder-mounted, high aspect ratio Davis wing.

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Консолідейтед В-24 Ліберейтор - американський важкий бомбардувальник, розроблений авіаційною компанією Consolidated Aircraft в Сан-Дієго, штат Каліфорнія

Консолідейтед В-24 Ліберейтор - американський важкий бомбардувальник, розроблений авіаційною компанією Consolidated Aircraft в Сан-Дієго, штат Каліфорнія. На початку проектування та розробки моделі літака був відомий, як модель 32, і невелика кількість ранніх зразків були продані під назвою бомбардувальник LB-30. Під час Другої світової війни Консолідейтед В-24 Ліберейтор широко використовувався усіма видами американських збройних сил, а також багатьма військово-повітряними силами і військово-морськими силами союзників.

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was designed with the high aspect-ratio Davis Wing. In combat, the wing had drawbacks as far as durability was concerned, but it increased fuel efficiency and gave the B-24 a longer range than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. On December 29, 2014, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, one of the most famous bombers of World War II, turned 75 years old. More than 18,400 of this type were built, making it the most produced American wartime aircraft. It gained a distinguished war record with operations in the European, Pacific, African and Middle Eastern theaters.

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The B-24 Liberator was a heavy bomber used by the United States and Allies during World War II. The B-24 was developed by Consolidated Aircraft as the model 32, and used four . The B-24 was developed by Consolidated Aircraft as the model 32, and used four 1,000 hp Pratt and Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp engines, giving it speeds of up to 487 km/h and a range of around 4,828 kilometers. It could hold a crew of 8-10 men, and was armed with a total of nine 1. mm machine guns.

     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).    
  • Though it never received the publicity of its better-known counterpart, the B-17, Consolidated's B-24 Liberator complied an enviable war record. More B-24s were built than Flying Fortresses, serving with a variety of Allied units around the world. The B-24's history is recounted in this book by author Edward Shacklady, volume 3 in the 'Classic WWII Aviation' series.

    The Classic Aviation series aims at producing comprehensive histories of many of the well-known WWII aircraft, covering each aircraft's early development, production and operational use. Shacklady covers the B-24's service in broadbrush chapters, each chapter being illustrated with black and white photos. A center section contains 16 pages of color photos and artwork. Most of the artwork is 40 years old, being first seen in the Arco-Aircam series.

    While Shacklady does recount the aircraft's history, the resulting book is a curiously bloodless volume with almost no mention of the actual people who designed, tested, maintained and flew the aircraft. The emphasis is entirely on the machine and not the men. If you're into nuts-and-bolts, this is a book for you; otherwise, this is an optional purchase.

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    Books such as Martin Bowman's Crowood Press B-24 book and Frederick Johnsen's RUGGED BUT RIGHT book covered similar ground with much more interesting results. Also, check out Roger Freeman's B-24 LIBERATOR AT WAR for the human side of Lib operations.

  • I found this book to be very useful in its treatment of technical and performance aspects of the B-24; lots of photos and other good stuff.