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B-24 Liberator in Action

B-24 Liberator in Action Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review June 2012 Title B-24 Liberator in Action
Author David Doyle Publisher Squadron/Signal Publications
Published 2012 ISBN 978-0897476645
Format 88 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95

Review

Here’s another terrific update in Squadron/Signal’s landmark “In Action” series.

The totally new B-24 Liberator in Action outlines every operational and experimental version of this classic combatant – XB-24, YB-24, LB-30A, B-24A, B-24C/D, B-24G/H/J/L/M, and British machines.  Coverage also includes all iterations of PB4Y maritime patrol aircraft and C-87 transports – as well as the F-7, XB-41, and KB-24K.

Author David Doyle spotlights at least 20 B-24 types.  And, positively, he packs plenty into 88 pithy pages.  Nearly 250 photos – including 80 in full color – supplement text.  The heavily illustrated tome also sports line drawings, several color profiles, and evocative art.

Those shots of 3” rockets mounted to stub wings on antisubmarine RAF Liberator III’s nearly gave me whiplash.  Whoa!  And that ventral gun pack with four 20mm canon on Liberator I’s certainly stirred some creative modeling juices – as did that polka-dot paint job on a 10th Air Force F-7A.  Wild!

Have earlier “In Action” coverage of the legendary B-24?  Don’t avoid this admirable addition!  Over 18,400 B-24 variants rolled from American assembly lines during World War II.  Bombers, transports, freighters, tankers, recon machines, and more.  This handy, helpful tome will enhance any B-24 model project.

Recommended.

My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!

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