Airborne Awesomosity

Twin Wasp

The most-produced piston engine ever, thanks to its use on the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and Douglas DC-3, the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp is an impressive demonstration of American ingenuity.

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Military Surplus

Operation Aphrodite

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B-17 drone

Take one war weary B-17, stuff in one pilot and 20,000 pounds of explosives. Then have the pilot bail out and hand the controls over, remotely, to another bomber flying nearby. This was Operation Aphrodite

 

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Airborne Awesomosity

B-24 Liberator Versus HE-177 Griffin


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Consolidated B-24 Liberator

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Heinkel HE-177 Griffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which was the better heavy bomber of World War 2?

 

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