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MCARA Aircraft > PB4Y-1/B-24D Liberator

The PBY4-1 was a Navy designation for the USAAF B-24D Liberator. The Navy version had a different nose turret than the AAF B-24s. The Marine Corps took delivery of new production PBY4-1s converted for long range photo reconnaissance in the Summer of 1942. VMD-154 and VMD-254, newly formed photo reconnaissance squadrons deployed to the South Pacific in October 1942 and 1943 respectfully with eight PBY4-1Ps. One of VMD's aircraft is shown above left in dark colors. See VMD-154 and 254 under Units for more information.


Length: 67' 3" 20.5 m
Height: 17' 11" 5.4 m
Wingspan: 110' 33.5 m
Wingarea: 1,048.0 sq ft 97.3 sq m
Empty Weight: 36,950 lb 16,757 kg
Gross Weight: 60,000 lb 27,210 kg


No. of Engines: 4
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65
Horsepower (each): 1200


Range: 2,960 miles 4,766 km
Cruise Speed: 148 mph 238 km/h 128 kt
Max Speed: 279 mph 449 km/h 242 kt
Ceiling: 31,800 ft 9,692 m

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