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.
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