Consolidated Liberator GR V

The Liberator GR V was a version of the Liberator III/ B-24D modified for service with Coastal Command. It was equipped with an Air-to-Surface Vessel (ASV) radar set, normally mounting in a “chin” fairing under the nose glazing but sometimes placed in a retractable radome in place of the ball turret. The Liberator GR V could also carry small winglets that could carry eight 5 inch High Velocity Aircraft Rockets (HVAR). The Liberator GR V served with eleven RAF squadrons (No.53, No. 59, No.86, No.120, No.159, No.160, No.200, No.224, No.311, No.354 and No.547) as well as No.10 Squadron RCAF. Of these squadrons all but No.159 squadron used the aircraft for anti-submarine or shipping protection duties.

 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 (31 January 2008), Consolidated Liberator GR V , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_liberator_V.html

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