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Consolidated B-24J Liberator

Shown here a crewman of 'Pegasus, the Flying Red Horse, a Pathfinder B-24J Liberator, 251141/'T9:N' of the 784th BS, 466th BG, based at "Station 120", Attlebridge, Norfolk, England, demonstrates a technique for checking aircraft speed if brakes were inoperative on landing. This involved the simultaneously release of a parachute from the waist window on each side of the bomber's fuselage. The parchutes, anchored to gun mounts, were fed out as soon as the main wheels touched the ground. This aircraft carried a retractable H2X radar scanner in the well originally used to site the under turret.

Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Bigbird, Jul 4, 2009
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