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.
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