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The 28-ton Consolidated Liberator, or
8-24, is the biggest American bomber now in
action against the enemy. (You can tell a Libera
tor by its 4 motors and twin rudders.) Carrying a
s bomb-load of more than^f tons, this Battleship
| of the Air has a reach exceeding 3000 miles. De
signed and developed by Consolidated, the Lib
erator will also be built by other companies.
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America WAS quick to realize that this war is big*
XJl gar than any one man—bigger than any one
So the count*/ lias learned to teem up. Its people
pre working together unselfishly—so are its industries.
The aviation business is a typical example. The hun
dreds of thousands of men and women who make it
up are working toward a single goal—to smother the
Axis under the greatest air flotilla that ever darkened
Throughout the industry, company is working with
Company. We, at Consolidated, are glad to acknowl
edge that we have received a generous measure of as
sistance from others in the industry. Our production
has been increased—our planes have been improved
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"lyes of tho Fleet"— The huge PBY and PB2Y flying boats, known as the Catalina
and the Coronado, are also designed and built by “Consair.” The 4-engined Coronado
(slow) carries a tremendous bomb load, is literally an aerial dreadnaught. Equipped
with a galley and sleeping quarters for its crew, this patrol bomber has a range of over
1000 miles, can stay aloft 24 hours at a tuns'
iTHE MEN AND WOMEN WHO BUILD THESE CONSOLIDATED LIBERATORS KNOW . . .
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—because of it. We’re also proud of having contrib
uted our share to the common good ...
The Liberator, or B-24, is a Consolidated bomber.
We spent years making her what she is today. Libera
tors are rolling off the assembly lines in volume, both
at our huge San Diego plant, and at our other plant,
"somewhere in Texas.”
But when the Army asked us to share the design of
the Liberator with other aircraft companies, we were
glad to do it. The Ford Motor Company will soon be
turning out Consolidated Liberators on mass produc
tion schedule in their great Willow Run plant. We’re
sharing the blueprints of the Liberator with Douglas
Aircraft and North American Aviation, too.
Our hats are off to all these companies. Our
hearts are with them. We’ll break our necks to beat
CONSOLIDATED builds Battleships of the Air
* Originator of tho LIBERATOR... CATALINA... CORONADO
America, nation off master mechanics, is turning today's ruthless mechanized
warfare against its creators. Flowing down the aircraft industry's first heavy-bomber
assembly line, 24 hours a day, come increasing numbers of huge Consolidated Lib*
orators. These long-range bombers have already made their striking force felt , , ,
them when it conies to coifing the Liberators of the
assembly line, but we’ll share with them every last new
wrinkle and production-boosting idea we ran acmes.
We know that’s the way the rest of the industry
feels about us, too—end we know that’s die way to
win a war! ConsdGdeted Ahrcreft Corporation, Sen
Diego, Celif. Member Ahrcreft Wer Production
i4 men on the wing ef a Liberator — dramatic evidence of timednew that
makes combat pitots say, "Enemy fighters know it’s a tough ship to knock down!” Yet,
in spite of her bulk «nd heavy armor, the Liberator has the spaed and waastn ss
ability of a pursuit ship. Tide huge beasbsr holds the teased for • tSMoAtUotie arose*