BESIDES being one of the major U.S. heavy bombers of the war, the Consolidated B-24, named the "Liberator," has a distinction held by no other American military airplane: more B-24s were built (18,482) than any other mass-produced fighters, including the Curtiss P-40 (13,738) and the Republic P-47 (15,683).
The design of the B-24, Consolidated Model 32, originated in January 1939, as a counter-proposal to a U.S. Army request that Consolidated build Boeing B-17s under license. The proposal was accepted, and the XB-24 flew
Was this article helpful?
Realize Your Dream of Becoming a Professional Pencil Drawing Artist. Learn The Art of Pencil Drawing From The Experts. A Complete Guide On The Qualities of A Pencil Drawing Artist.