Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Heavy Bomber

Consolidated C-87 (B-24A) Liberator, Commemorative Air Force, N24927 / 27, c/n 1 © Guilherme Bystronski
Photo ©: Guilherme Bystronski (photos at airliners.net)
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Consolidated Aircraft Corporation.
The B-24 Liberator was also produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, North American Aviation and Ford Motor Company. Nearly half of the B-24 production was performed by Ford.
Crew7-10
Propulsion4 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1836-65 Twin Wasp
Engine Power (each)895 kW1200 hp
Speed467 km/h252 kts
  290 mph
Service Ceiling8.534 m28.000 ft
Range3.539 km1.911 NM
2.199 mi.
Empty Weight16.798 kg37.033 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight29.510 kg65.058 lbs
Wing Span33,53 m110 ft 0 in
Wing Area97,4 m1048 ft
Length20,47 m67 ft 2 in
Height5,49 m18 ft 0 in
First Flight29.12.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production18188
ICAO CodeB24
Data for (Version)Consolidated B-24J Liberator

[Photo-ID: 13058] Arjun Sarup 2014-04-19
Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Indian Air Force, HE924, c/n 1508, Arjun Sarup, 2014Consolidated
B-24 Liberator
Indian Air Force
Reg.: HE924
c/n: 1508
 
Liberators were flown by the IAF from 1948 to 1968. This B-24J was flown by No. 6 Sqn. 'Dragons' till 1968 in the maritime reconnaissance role.
[Indira Gandhi International Airport (VIDP / DEL)]
[Photo-ID: 10758] Karsten Palt 2015-04-18
Consolidated B-24D Liberator, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 41-24311, c/n 1106, Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
B-24D Liberator
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 41-24311
c/n: 1106
 
Rahmi M Koc Museum [Istanbul]
[Photo-ID: 10759] Karsten Palt 2015-04-18
Consolidated B-24D Liberator, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 41-24311, c/n 1106, Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
B-24D Liberator
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 41-24311
c/n: 1106
 
Rahmi M Koc Museum [Istanbul]
[Photo-ID: 5341] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Consolidated B-24D Liberator, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-72843, c/n 2413, Karsten Palt, 2012Consolidated
B-24D Liberator
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-72843
c/n: 2413
 
Strawberry Bitch
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5340] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Consolidated B-24D Liberator, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-72843, c/n 2413, Karsten Palt, 2012Consolidated
B-24D Liberator
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-72843
c/n: 2413
 
Strawberry Bitch
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 10953] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Consolidated B-24J Liberator (GR Mk.VI), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-44175, c/n 1470, Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
B-24J Liberator (GR Mk.VI)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-44175
c/n: 1470
 
ex N7866, ex Indian Air Force HE877, ex Royal Air Force KH304
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10954] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Consolidated B-24J Liberator (GR Mk.VI), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-44175, c/n 1470, Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
B-24J Liberator (GR Mk.VI)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-44175
c/n: 1470
 
ex N7866, ex Indian Air Force HE877, ex Royal Air Force KH304
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10955] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Consolidated B-24J Liberator (GR Mk.VI), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-44175, c/n 1470, Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
B-24J Liberator (GR Mk.VI)
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-44175
c/n: 1470
 
ex N7866, ex Indian Air Force HE877, ex Royal Air Force KH304
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 1251] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Consolidated B-24L-20-FO Liberator, Royal Air Force, KN751, c/n 6707L, Karsten Palt, 2008Consolidated
B-24L-20-FO Liberator
Royal Air Force
Reg.: KN751
c/n: 6707L
 
ex 44-50206 & HE807 of Indian Air Force
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 13212] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Consolidated B-24M Liberator, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-41916, c/n 5852, Karsten Palt, 2016Consolidated
B-24M Liberator
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-41916
c/n: 5852
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13213] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Consolidated B-24M Liberator, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-41916, c/n 5852, Karsten Palt, 2016Consolidated
B-24M Liberator
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-41916
c/n: 5852
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 1172] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Consolidated B-24M Liberator, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-51228, c/n 6083, Karsten Palt, 2008Consolidated
B-24M Liberator
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-51228
c/n: 6083
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1173] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Consolidated B-24M Liberator, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-51228, c/n 6083, Karsten Palt, 2008Consolidated
B-24M Liberator
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-51228
c/n: 6083
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]