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Consolidated B-24D 'Liberator'

Description
  Manufacturer:Consolidated


Control Panel
  Base model:B-24
  Designation:B-24
  Version:D
  Nickname:Liberator
  Equivalent to: PB4Y-1 PB4Y1PB4Y-1
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
 
 

Specifications
  Length: 66' 4" 20.2 m
  Height:17' 11" 5.4 m
  Wingspan: 110' 33.5 m
  Wingarea: 1,048.0 sq ft 97.3 sq m
  Empty Weight: 32,605 lb 14,786 kg
  Gross Weight: 56,000 lb 25,396 kg
  Max Weight: 60,000 lb 27,210 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-43
  Horsepower (each): 1200

Performance
  Range: 2,300 miles 3,703 km
  Cruise Speed: 200 mph 322 km/h 174 kt
  Max Speed: 303 mph 487 km/h 263 kt
  Ceiling: 32,000 ft 9,753 m

Known serial numbers
41-1087 / 41-1142, 41-11587, 41-11588 / 41-11589, 41-11590 / 41-11603, 41-11604 / 41-11605, 41-11606 , 41-11607 , 41-11609 / 41-11626 , 41-11627 / 41-11628 , 41-11629 / 41-11638 , 41-11643 / 41-11654 , 41-11658 / 41-11673 , 41-11677 / 41-11703 , 41-11705 , 41-11710 / 41-11727 , 41-11734 / 41-11741 , 41-11748 / 41-11753 , 41-11754 / 41-11756 , 41-11757 / 41-11787 , 41-11790 / 41-11799 , 41-11801 / 41-11836 , 41-11839 / 41-11863 , 41-11864 , 41-11865 / 41-11906 , 41-11909 / 41-11938 , 41-23640 / 41-23668 , 41-23671 / 41-23693 , 41-23697 / 41-23724 , 41-23725 / 41-23727 , 41-23728 / 41-23750 , 41-23751 / 41-23755 , 41-23756 / 41-23758 , 41-23759 / 41-23790 , 41-23794 / 41-23824 , 41-23825 / 41-23849 , 41-23853 / 41-23858 , 41-23864 / 41-23902 , 41-23906 / 41-23919 , 41-23920 / 41-23958 , 41-23960 / 41-23969 , 41-23970 / 41-24003 , 41-24007 / 41-24026 , 41-24030 / 41-24099 , 41-24100 / 41-24138 , 41-24142 / 41-24157 , 41-24164 / 41-24171 , 41-24175 / 41-24219 , 41-24220 / 41-24311 , 41-24339 , 42-40058 / 42-40137 , 42-40138 / 42-40217 , 42-40218 / 42-40257 , 42-40258 / 42-40322 , 42-40323 / 42-40344 , 42-40345 / 42-40392 , 42-40393 / 42-40432 , 42-40433 / 42-40482 , 42-40483 / 42-40527 , 42-40528 / 42-40567 , 42-40568 / 42-40612 , 42-40613 / 42-40652 , 42-40653 / 42-40697 , 42-40698 / 42-40742 , 42-40743 / 42-40787 , 42-40788 / 42-40822 , 42-40823 / 42-40867 , 42-40868 / 42-40917 , 42-40918 / 42-40962 , 42-40963 / 42-41002 , 42-41003 / 42-41047 , 42-41048 / 42-41092 , 42-41093 / 42-41137 , 42-41138 / 42-41172 , 42-41173 / 42-41217 , 42-41218 / 42-41257 , 42-63752 / 42-63796 , 42-63797 / 42-63836 , 42-63837 / 42-63896 , 42-63897 / 42-63971 , 42-63972 / 42-64046 , 42-72765 / 42-72814 , 42-72815 / 42-72864 , 42-72865 / 42-72914 , 42-72915 / 42-72963

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Virginia Air and Space Center / Hampton History CenterHamptonVirginia

B-24D on display

United States Air Force Museum

Virginia Air and Space Center / Hampton History Center
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Matthew
 Ingham, Queensland, AL
http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld124.htm

I live in the town of Ingham which is a town in North Queensland, Australia An American B24D Liberator Bomber crashed into Mt Strachloch on Hinchinbrook Island on December 18 1942 killing all 12 people on board if anyone would like any information regarding this crash please feel free to e-mail me - mnkrussell@gmail.com would be more than happy
01/29/2013 @ 02:48 [ref: 67529]
 myles
 coal city, IL
my father crewed b24d as i crewed b52d in thailand
lot of air force 2 of the best boimbers ever!!

just a note i have complete b24d maintance manual in
my dads leather case in great shape. i would be than glad to present them to the museum
07/04/2012 @ 18:14 [ref: 63069]
 Landon
 , MI
This aircraft is beast!
01/18/2012 @ 17:25 [ref: 52165]
 Aaron Robinson
 Wilmington, NC
In early 1944, at least 12 B-24Ds were obtained from USAAF stocks and delivered to the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force). None of these, however, were ever used in anger, since better versions of the Liberator were already in service by that time.
10/09/2008 @ 12:18 [ref: 22814]
 Rex Sagle
 Houston, TX
I have my late uncle Edward Owens Restricted Familiarization Manual Dated May od 1942.
It is worn but can be read without strain.
He was also a crew chief on a B-17 named Vonnie Gal.
I am thinking about selling this book on ebay.
I am seventy years old and maybe someone will benefit from possesing such a manual.
12/05/2007 @ 08:03 [ref: 18802]
 Ron McCullough
 Vero Beach, FL
Does anyone know of a Web site I can go to that has all the listed Named B-24 Aircraft?? For Example: "LADY-BE-GOOD". please E Mail me.
Thank you
Ron
06/20/2007 @ 13:12 [ref: 16895]
 Angus Munro
 Norwich Norfolk, NV
The 93rd Bomb Group, 328th BS, Hardwick Airfield - Norfolk, (Museum), would like to obtain photographs of the Liberator, B-24D, serial 42-63982. Any photographs, details of the nose art, would do.
Directly to me or to the museum please. Thank you.
Best regards,
Angus Munro
(Sorry - had to put Nevavda to get the 'submit' to work. Just ignore that entry)
06/08/2007 @ 04:25 [ref: 16779]
 alireza pourmoayed
 tehran, OH
I WILL KILL TYPE THIS AIRPLANE
04/22/2007 @ 08:44 [ref: 16274]
 larry miller
 , IN
my uncle KIA austria 1944, Ruel Howard Miller , flew the midle digit, # 42-95372. b24 my favorite WWll plane. anyone having info on this man or plane please contact me. thenks nice web site.
10/08/2006 @ 10:32 [ref: 14402]
 Chuck
 , OH
Looking for info on what appears to be a B-24D with the name "Peggy" and a naked young lady painted on the nose. It has one Jap kill mark. Came across the picture at an antique show. Only the nose art and kill mark is on the photo. The serial # is very hard to make out. Thanks.

Chuck
09/20/2006 @ 15:21 [ref: 14238]

 

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