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USA Consolidated B 24D B 24H PB4Y-2 B-32A PBY Photo & Drawings

AT-6 "Texan"

Training aircraft

North American

Liberator became the most mass American plane of World War II (were issued 18431 machines, total). The first flight of the prototype XB-24 was held in December, 1939; then seven pre-series machines YB-24, and were issued after that — nine serial B-24а with amplified Armaments. Battle christening B-24 has received in June, 1942 during long-range flight from the Egyptian air station to Romania.

Specifications
B-24D B-24J-CO PB4Y-2 B-32A
Crew 10 10 11 10
Dimensions
Wing span, m 33.52 33.52 33.52 41.14
Length, m 20.21 20.61 22.72 25.32
Height, m 5.46 5.48 8.86 9.80
Powerplant
4хPratt & Whitney R-1830-43 R-1830-65 R-1830-94 R-3350-23А
Power, h.p. 1200 1200 1350 2200
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 14,744 16.566 17,130 27,340
Maximum takeoff weight 27,215 29,480 28,120 45,720
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 487 466 394 574
Service ceiling, m 9,750 8,530 6,460 9,350
Service range, km 4,580 3,380 4,230 4,830
Armament
Machine guns, 12.7-mm 11 10 12 10

References

  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "American warplanes of World War II" /under cor. David Donald/

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