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The Consolidated B-24D «Liberator»heavy bomber was created as a part of «Project A,» a program launched to enhance the USA’s industrial capacity to meet the needs of the Air Force. The new aircraft, although more difficult to control, was superior to the B-17 in range, operational ceiling, and maximum speed. In addition, it could carry a significantly larger bomb load (up to 3629 kg), which largely determined its application: the first models delivered to England were mainly used for coastal protection from German submarines.

The B-24 was actively used in the Pacific and European theaters of war