Posted by: Gregoryno6 | November 7, 2014

Restoring the last surviving RAAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Another WOW! piece of Australia’s WW2 history.

Aces Flying High

B-24 Liberator Restoration Fund welcome sign Werribee Vic Australia B-24 Liberator Restoration Fund welcome sign

In Werribee a town in Victoria is a very unique piece of Australian military history.  The restoration of the lastremainingRoyal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Consolidated B-24 Liberator (and the only one in the southern hemisphere) is taking place there in an old air force hangar. The B-24 was a large (wingspan 33.5 metres/110 feet and length 20.7 metres/68 feet) 4 engined long-range heavy bomber with a 4 ton bomb load designed by the Consolidated  Aircraft Corporation of San Diego, California. It was used by the Allies in both the European and Pacific theatres of World War Two for bombing, maritime patrol and transport duties.

Werribee B-24 Liberator Restoration The Werribee B-24 Liberator

RAAF B-24 Liberator RAAF B-24 Liberator in WW2

The XB-24 prototype of the Liberator was ready for flight by the end of 1939 and proved a successful design. Redesignated the B-24, the aircraft was then put into mass-production

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  1. And a mighty damn proud history Australia has and no doubt continued to present day, in making history.

    • I might have some more news about Australian restorations over the weekend.

      • Excellent!


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