About this Product
Commissioned to replace the B-17, the Liberator was built in near-record time. The machine was designed around the long-span low-drag Davis wing, a new concept at the time of production. Early models were soon superseded on all production lines by the J model, the most successful B-24 of all time. When production ceased on 31 May 1945, 18,475 Liberators had been made, making it the most produced American aircraft of WW2. A special feature in this book is a selection of wartime black and white photos and colour company advertisements, the latter not seen since the end of the war.
Michael O'Leary possesses one of the largest private photographic collections of archival aviation images relating to American aircraft. He has written/photographed over 20 books for Osprey since 1986. This series utilizes his huge private archive of photographs of famous combat aircraft of WW2.