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BB24L40  Liberation

 
     
  The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
     
  See also : AAC Data Sheet
 
Illustrations :
 BB24L40 Bottom
 BB24L40 Profile
 BB24L40 Top
  
 BB24L40 Loads Bomber
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 BB24L40 Loads External
Related pages :
 B-24L Background
 11.103.Bombers
 77.403.Internal.Bombs
 

INTRODUCTION

The AAC BB24L40 Liberation is vintage piston engined heavy bomber inspired by the Consolidated B-24 Liberation, an aicraft produced in large numbers during the war.  After the war, India operated the type until the late sixties.

Operator

AF ASW

QTY

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

India

AF BB

16

B-24J

Liberator

1949 1957 >> 1957

India

AF ASW

16

B-24J

Liberator

1951 1968 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

The Liberation  in Atlantic Air Combat™

If the Liberator only saw limited post-war service with wartime operators, India however remarkably restored enough derelict airframes abandoned on their soil to equip two squadrons and keep the type operational for another 18 years.  While India is only a side actor in AAC™, a design will thus stand for them to honor this achievement.  From a yet to be determined position it will offer vintage fans with yet another heavy aircraft to perform bomber, anti-submarine (ASW), anti-shipping (ASS), sear-and-rescue (SAR) and armed reconnaissance missions.

The Liberation will exclusively be available in Indian Air Force colors and will be referred to under a single designation :

BB24L40 Liberation Bomber/ASW/ASS/SAR (according to loadout)

DETAILED AAC SPECIFICATIONS

Aircraft.ID     B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Aircraft.NAME     Liberator Liberator Liberator Liberator Liberation
11 2 2 2 2 3 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 7
AAC Category - - Bomber Bomber Bomber Bomber Bomber/ASW
Genre - - Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage Vintage
Sub-Genre - - // // // // //
Carrier.Capable YES/NO - NO NO NO NO NO
Launch=No.cat YES/NO - // // // // //
Propulsion: Main - Piston Piston Piston Piston Piston
Propulsion: Aux. - // // // // //
Pressurized YES/NO - // // // // //
DIMENSIONS B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Length   - 66'04" 66'04" 64'02" 64'02" 67'09"
Span   - 110'00" 110'00" 110'00" 110'00" 110'00"
Height   - 17'11" 17'11" 18'00" 18'00" 18'00"
Body Ø W×H - 7'05"×10'05 7'05"×10'05 7'05"×10'05 7'05"×10'05 7'07"×10'05
ENGINES B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Engine-1:ID Piston - 4 R-1830.43 4 R-1830.43 4 R-1830.65 4 R-1830.65 4 R1831.92
Engine-1:Pwr1 Military - 1 200 hp 1 200 hp 1 200 hp 1 200 hp 1 200 hp
Engine-1:Pwr2 extra - 1 350 hp 1 350 hp 1 350 hp 1 350 hp 1 350 hp
Engine-1:Prop Diam - 11'07" 11'07" 11'07" 11'07" 11'07"
AVIONICS B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Avionics: Radar ID - - (H2-S)(ASV-15) - ASV19
Avionics: IRST ID - - - - //
Avionics: Warn ID - - - - APS13
Avionics: Sonobuoy ID - - - - ARR03
FEATURES B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Engine-1: Reverse - no no no no no
IFR:boom Fixed - no no no no no
IFR:boom Retract - no no no no no
IFR:receptacle - - no no no no no
IFR:receptacle Doors - no no no no no
Air.Brakes - - no no no no no
Flaps - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Landing.Gear - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
L-Gear retract Retract - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arresting.Hook - - no no no no no
Brake.Chute - - no no no no no
Wingfold Powered - no no no no no
Canopy Opening - no no no no no
Nav.Lights - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extinguisers - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bomb/Cargo Doors - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search.Light - - no no no no Yes
Crew - Q 11 11 11 11 11
Egress-01 Pilot - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
Egress-02 Co-Pilot - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
Egress-03 Navigator - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
Egress-04 Bombardier - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
Egress-05 Radio.Op - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
Egress-06 Gunner/F - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
Egress-07 Gunner/D - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
Egress-08 Gunner/W port Bail Bail Bail ASV19 Operator-1 Bail
Egress-09 Gunner/W stb Bail Bail Bail ARR03 Operator-1 Bail
Egress-10 Gunner/V - Bail Bail Bail ARR03 Operator-2 Bail
Egress-11 Gunner/T - Bail Bail Bail Bail Bail
INTERNAL WEAPONS B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Recce.Pack Inbuilt × Q   //   //   //   //   YES
Guns:Fwd-1 - × Q   //   //   //   //   //
Guns:Fwd-2 - × Q   //   //   //   //   //
Gun.Turret:N Nose × Q 1 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2
Gun.Turret:D Dorsal × Q 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2
Gun.Turret:V Ventral × Q   ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2   //
Gun.Turret:W Waist × Q 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2   //
Gun.Turret:T Tail × Q 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2 2 ANM2
FFAR ID × Q   //   //   //   //   //
FUEL:INTERNAL B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Fuel:Internal Standard US 2 364 US 2 814 US 3 614 US 3 614 US 3 600 US
Fuel:Internal Standard gal 1 986 gal 2 343 gal 3 009 gal 3 009 gal 3 000 gal
WEIGHTS & LOADS B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Weight:Empty - - - 32 500 lb - 36 000 lb - 38 000 lb - 37 000 lb - 34 000 lb
Crew: 200 lb/@ - - 2 200 lb - 2 200 lb - 2 200 lb - 2 200 lb - 2 200 lb
Fuel:Int.Std gal×7.05 - - 14 001 lb - 16 518 lb - 21 213 lb - 21 213 lb - 21 150 lb
Guns:Fwd-1 rpg - - // - // - // - // - //
Guns:Fwd-2 rpg - - // - // - // - // - //
Gun.Turret:N rpg - 500 144 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 588 288 lb
Gun.Turret:D rpg - 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 588 288 lb
Gun.Turret:V rpg - 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb - //
Gun.Turret:W rpg - 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb - //
Gun.Turret:T rpg - 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 500 288 lb 588 288 lb
FFAR - - - // - // - // - // - //
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 49 997 lb 56 158 lb 62 853 lb 61 853 lb 58 214 lb
INTERNAL LOAD OPTIONS 8 000 lb 8 000 lb 8 000 lb 8 000 lb 12  000 lb
Bombs: Mk030 100 lb × Q 20 2 000 lb 20 2 000 lb 20 2 000 lb 20 2 000 lb 40 4 000 lb
Bombs: Mk057 250 lb × Q 12 3 000 lb 12 3 000 lb 12 3 000 lb 12 3 000 lb 32 8 000 lb
Bombs: Mk064 500 lb × Q 8 4 000 lb 8 4 000 lb 8 4 000 lb 8 4 000 lb 16 8 000 lb
Bombs: Mk117 750 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 12 9 000 lb
Bombs: Mk065 1000 lb × Q 8 8 000 lb 8 8 000 lb 8 8 000 lb 8 8 000 lb 8 8 000 lb
Bombs: Mk067 1600 lb × Q 4 6 400 lb 4 6 400 lb 4 6 400 lb 4 6 400 lb 4 6 400 lb
Bombs: Mk066 2000 lb × Q 4 8 000 lb 4 8 000 lb 4 8 000 lb 4 8 000 lb 4 8 000 lb
Bombs: Mk118 3000 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 4 12 000 lb
Mines : SM501 550 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 16 8 800 lb
Mines : SM131 1100 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 8 8 800 lb
Mines : SM390 2000 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 4 8 000 lb
Sonob: ACRT1 40 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 16 (640 lb)
Depth : DC054 350 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 16 5 600 lb
Depth : DC049 650 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 12 7 800 lb
TASW : ASW43 265 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 8 2 120 lb
Rafts  : LR-10 100 lb × Q - - - - - - - - 32 3 200 lb
Sub-Total-2 Internal   8 000 lb 8 000 lb 8 000 lb 8 000 lb 12 000 lb
EXTERNAL LOAD OPTIONS B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
HVAR: HVRAR5 R1 R3 R5 R7 Port - - - - - - - - 4 560 lb
Bombs: Mk056 4750 lb × Q - - - - 2 (M-56) 9 500 lb 2 (M-56) 9 500 lb 2 6 000 lb
HVAR: HVRAR5 R2 R4 R6 R8 Stb - - - - - - - - 4 560 lb
Sub-Total-3 External - - - 9 500 lb 9 500 lb 7 120 lb
WEIGHTS & LOADS SUMS B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Sub-Total-1 Basic - 49 997 lb 56 158 lb 62 853 lb 61 853 lb 58 214 lb
Sub-Total-2 Internal   8 000 lb 8 000 lb 8 000 lb 8 000 lb 12 000 lb
Sub-Total-3 External - - - 9 500 lb 9 500 lb 7 120 lb
Sub-Total-4 Combined   8 000 lb 8 000 lb 12 800 lb 12 800 lb 12 800 lb
Weight:Total - - 57 997 lb 64 158 lb 75 653 lb 74 653 lb 70 214 lb
Weight:MTOW - - 65 000 lb 65 000 lb 71 000 lb 71 000 lb 71 000 lb
PERFORMANCES B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
Speed: rotation knot .kn .kn .kn .kn 82.kn
Speed: takeoff knot .kn .kn .kn .kn 110.kn
Speed: max knot 263.kn 263.kn 261.kn .kn 265.kn
Speed: cruise knot 174.kn 174.kn 174.kn 174.kn 175.kn
Speed: approach knot .kn .kn .kn .kn 115.kn
Speed: landing knot 83.kn 83.kn 83.kn .kn 95.kn
Speed: stall/F00 knot .kn .kn .kn .kn 110.kn
Speed: stall/F15 knot .kn .kn .kn .kn 95.kn
Speed: stall/F35 knot .kn .kn .kn .kn 88.kn
Climb.rate ft/min   1 025.ft/min 1 025.ft/min 1 025.ft/min 1 025.ft/min 1 025.ft/min
Ceiling - ft 32 000.ft 32 000.ft 32 000.ft 28 000.ft 32 000.ft
TakeOff Run - m .m .m .m .m 1300.m
Landing Run Brakes m .m .m .m .m 800.m
Landing Run Reverse m // // // // //
Landing Run Chute m // // // // //
Range: Max Fuel nmi 2 112.nmi 2 491.nmi 3 200.nmi 3 200.nmi 3 200.nmi
      B-24D B-24H B-24J B-24L BB24L40
      Liberator Liberator Liberator Liberator Liberation

LOADOUT OPTIONS

The matter is examined in detail elswhere (Armament) with mainly the association of AAC weapons and pylons being mentioned here.

AAC/ID             - RR - - W2 Rear Rear Bay Front Front W1 - - RR -  
Name Weapon lbs/@ Note Qty lbs/T   - 560lb - - 3Klb Port Sbd 12Klb Port Sbd 3Klb - - 560lb -  
HVAR HVRAR5 140 lb - 8 1120 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk030 100 lb - 2 200 lb   - - - - - - (40) - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk057 250 lb - 2 250 lb   - - - - - - (32) - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk064 500 lb - 2 1000 lb   - - - - - - (16) - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk117 750 lb - 2 1500 lb   - - - - - - (12) - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk065 1000 lb - 2 2000 lb   - - - - - - (8) - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk067 1600 lb - 2 3200 lb   - - - - - - (4) - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk066 2000 lb - 2 4000 lb   - - - - - - (4) - - - - - -  
Bombs Mk118 3000 lb - 2 6000 lb   - - - - - - (4) - - - - - -  
Mines SM501 550 lb - 2 1100 lb   - - - - - - (16) - - - - - -  
Mines SM131 1100 lb - 2 2200 lb   - - - - - - (8) - - - - - -  
Mines Mk390 2000 lb - 2 4000 lb   - - - - - - (4) - - - - - -  
Depth DC054 350 lb - 2 700 lb   - - - - - - (16) - - - - - -  
Depth DC049 650 lb - 2 1300 lb   - - - - - - (12) - - - - - -  
LifeRaft LR-10 100 lb - 2 1300 lb   - - - - - - (32) - - - - - -  
Tentative Loadouts     Max 12800 lb   - RR - - W2 (I) (II) Bay (III) (IV) W1 - - RR -  
/BBB1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 5120 lb   - - - - (...) - - - -  
  HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - (4) - - - - - - - - - - - (4) -  
  Mk030 Bombs 100 lb 40 4000 lb   - - - - - (10) (10) (...) (10) (10) - - - - -  
/BBB2 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 9120 lb   - - - - (...) - - - -  
  HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - (4) - - - - - - - - - - - (4) -  
  Mk057 Bombs 250 lb 32 8000 lb   - - - - - (8) (8) (...) (8) (8) - - - - -  
/BBB3 Mk064 Bombs 500 lb 18 9000 lb   - - - - 1 4 4 (...) 4 4 1 - - - -  
/BBB4 Mk117 Bombs 750 lb 14 10500 lb   - - - - 1 3 3 (...) 3 3 1 - - - -  
/BBB5 Mk065 Bombs 1000 lb 10 10000 lb   - - - - 1 2 2 (...) 2 2 1 - - - -  
/BBB6 Mk066 Bombs 2000 lb 6 12000 lb   - - - - 1 1 1 (...) 1 1 1 - - - -  
/BBB7 Mk118 Bombs 3000 lb 4 12000 lb   - - - - - 1 1 (...) 1 1 - - - - -  
/BBB8 SM501 Mines 550 lb 16 8800 lb   - - - - - 4 4 (...) 4 4 - - - - -  
/BBB9 SM131 Mines 1100 lb 10 11000 lb   - - - - 1 2 2 (...) 2 2 1 - - - -  
/ASW1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 7360 lb   - - - - (...) - - - -  
- ACRT-1 Sonobuoy 40 lb 16 640 lb   - - - - - - - (16) - - - - - - -  
- HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - (4) - - - - - - - - - - - (4) -  
- DC054 Depth 350 lb 16 5600 lb   - - - - - (4) (4) (...) (4) (4) - - - - -  
/ASW2 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 9560 lb   - - - - (...) - - - -  
- ACRT-1 Sonobuoy 40 lb 16 640 lb   - - - - - - - (16) - - - - - - -  
- HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - (4) - - - - - - - - - - - (4) -  
- DC049 Depth 650 lb 12 7800 lb   - - - - - (3) (3) (...) (3) (3) - - - - -  
/ASW3 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 8020 lb   - - - (...) - - -  
- ACRT-1 Sonobuoy 40 lb 16 640 lb   - - - - - - - (16) - - - - - - -  
- HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - (4) - - - - - - - - - - - (4) -  
- DC049 Depth 650 lb 8 5200 lb   - - - - (1) - - (...) (3) (3) (1) - - - -  
- ASW43 T/ASW 265 lb 4 1060 lb   - - - - - (2) (2) (...) - - - - - - -  
/ASS1 Loadout >>>> >>>> >>>> 3240 lb   - - - - (...) - - - -  
- HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - (4) - - - - - - - - - - - (4) -  
- ASW43 T/ASW 265 lb 8 2120 lb   - - - - - (2) (2) (...) (2) (2) - - - - -  
/SAR1 LR-10 LifeRaft 32=320 32 3200 lb   - - - - - (...) - - - - -  
/REC1 HVRAR5 Rockets 140 lb 8 1120 lb   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
 
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