Consolidated Liberator VII

The Consolidated Liberator VII was the British designation for the C-87 Liberator Express long range transport plane. These aircraft could carry 12,000 pounds of cargo or between 20 and 25 passengers. They were virtually unarmed, but could carry a single machine gun in the tail if needed. To accommodate the cargo these aircraft were given a large cargo door in the left aft fuselage and a hinged solid nose. The RAF received 24 Liberator VIIs, and they equipped Nos. 232, 246 and 511 squadrons, arriving during 1944.

 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 VII , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_liberator_VII.html

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