El 5000a B-24 Liberator que se construir en la fbrica de Ford en Ejecutar Willow.
A Picture of the 5000th B-24 Liberator ever to be built at the Willow Run Factory in the state of Michigan
Una imagen de la 5000a B-24 Liberator jams construido en la fbrica Willow Run en el estado de Michigan
Sequel to "Willow Run the Colossus of Industry"
about the construction of the B-24 Liberator
B-24 Liberator Bombers
B-24 Liberator on the turntable used to calibrate the compasses, Compass Rose.
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This famous WWII bomber fought its way
through the dangerous skies of Europe and the Pacific. The B-24 Liberator
was one of the most versatile and important aircraft of that era.
It did not get the press attention that the Flying Fortress received, but
it certainly earned its way by fighting through swarms of
to drop bombs on the Third Reich. It also earned the same laurels in the Pacific.
Originally designed by the Consolidated Aircraft Company in San Diego California, the B-24 was put into a full force mass production by the Ford Motor Company at the Willow Run Airport in Michigan at about 650 bombers per month and became the most produced American military aircraft with over 18,400 aircraft produced in total. The B-24's that were built at Willow Run were not all assembled there. The Willow Run factory also built "Kits" that were sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma for final assembly.
The general characteristics of the B-24 were a crew of seven to ten members, length of 67' 8", Wingspan of 110 ft, Height of 18 feet, Wing Area of 1048 feet, an Empty Weight of 36,500 lbs and a loaded weight of 55,000 pounds with a max takeoff weight weight of 65,000 lbs. The B-24 used four Pratt & Shitney R-1830 turbosupercharged radial engines at 1,200 hp each, with newer versions at 2000 hp. The flat plate drag area was 42.54 sq ft and the plane had fuselage aspect ratio of 11.55 to one. The B-24 Liberator had a Max speed of 290 mph a cruise speed of 215 mph, a stall speed of 95 mph a range of 2100 miles with a ferry range of 3700 miles. It's service ceiling was 28000 feet and it had a rate of climb of 1025 feet per minute. It's wing loading was 52.5 lbs per sq ft. There were many variants of the B-24 which included long range bombing, refueling tankers, anti-submarine, front nose turret versions and a single vertical stabilizer version instead of the twin tail aircraft. The very last B-24 built in Tulsa was the Tulsamerican.
A single tail version of the B-24 Liberator
The Tulsa American, the last B-24 to be made.
15th AF, 461st BG, 765 BS.
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Here's another Book Review about a B-24 Pilot in WW2, Jessie Pettey.
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