Consolidated Liberator IX

The Consolidated Liberator IX was the RAF designation given to 27 RY-3 transport aircraft. This was a transport aircraft based on the PB4Y-2 Privateer, a specifically naval version of the B-24 Liberator. The Liberator IX was thus seven feet longer than standard Liberators, and had the large single vertical tail developed to improve the stability of the aircraft. The RAF received 27 RY-3s, which equipped No. 231 Squadron of No.45 Group, Transport Command. This squadron operated on the trans-Atlantic routes.

 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 Liberator IX , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_liberator_IX.html

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