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B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator — The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was, with the B-17 Flying Fortress, the primary long-range bomber aircraft of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Although the B-17 achieved greater fame, the B-24 was built in greater numbers than any other American aircraft, with more than 18,000 Liberators and Liberator variants being manufactured before the end of …

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B-1 Bomber

B-1 Bomber — The supersonic, variable-wing B-1 bomber is able to carry more armament (up to 52,160 kg/115,000 lb) than any other combat aircraft. It was designed to replace the B-52 as the primary nuclear bomber of the United States. Its variable wing (forward for subsonic flight; swept back for supersonic flight) gives it a near-sonic, low-altitude penetration capability, as …

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