Length67 feet, 8 inches
Empty Weight36,500 pounds
Power Plants4 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65 Engines
Armament10 .50 cal Machine Guns
Up to 8,800 pounds of bombs
Max. Speed290 mph
Service Ceiling28,000 feet
Over fifty years ago, in August 1944, the Collings Liberator was built at the Consolidated Aircraft Company’s Fort Worth, Texas plant. Shortly afterward, the aircraft was delivered to the US Army Air Force and in October of 1944, it was transferred to the Royal Air Force. Under the British flag, the B-24 saw combat in the Pacific Theater in operations ranging from anti-shipping to bombing and re-supply of resistance force operations.
Photo taken Aug. 2015 MAPS Canton, Ohio.