Saturday, December 29, 2012

B-24 book review

Consolidated B-24 Liberator: Production Line to Frontline

by Michael O'Leary; softcover, 144 pages

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*Building a Bomber - views of production line, some good shots of subassemblies

PBY-1 with KU3N-1 anti-ship missile
EZB-24M ice research aircraft - last active USAF Liberator

* Haulers

C-87A and RY-1
RB-24A 40-2377 converted to a transport
Scottish Airways G-AHZR

*Color section - vintage B-24 ads

* British Liberators, with a table of U-boat kills

2 shots of Carpetbagger aircraft, including B-24H 42-51211

Some good nose art shots

*Scrapping postwar
including RB-24L 44-49630 B-29 gunnery trainer
XB-24N without engines at Wright-Pat

*4 pages of scale side-views
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