Consolidated XB-24K Liberator

The single XB-24K saw the first attempt to fit a single vertical tail to the B-24. The intention was to improve the stability of the aircraft, making it easier and less tiring to fly than the stand twin-tailed design. The XB-24K was produced by modifying a standard B-24D, powered by four 1,350hp R-1830-75 engines. Although the design was a success, it was not adopted for the standard B-24. It would later be used on the naval PB4Y-2 Privateer and would be revived on the XB-24N, which would have become the standard production version of the B-24 if the war had lasted into 1946.

 Consolidated B-24 Liberator (Crowood Aviation), Martin W. Bowman. A well balanced book that begins with a look at the development history of the B-24, before spending nine out of its ten chapters looking at the combat career of the aircraft in the USAAF, the US Navy and the RAF.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (1 February 2008), Consolidated XB-24K Liberator , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_XB-24K.html

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