B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harem' bomber (Rahimi M.Koch museum)
This remains of the us bomber raised from the seabed near Antalya. This is one of the aircraft involved in the RAID of 1 August 1943 Ploesti. Operation "Tidal wave" has completely failed and subsequently was called by pilots as "Black Sunday".
wing broke off when it hit the water.
somehow most affected trailing edge of the wing.
the Plane had 4 engines Pratt & Whitney R-1830-33 Twin Wasp.
two-row radial engines of 30 litres had 14 cylinders and developed a capacity of 1200 HP.
Well preserved cockpit.
A glazed nose, the location of the Navigator, is completely absent. br>
Climbing up the ladder, you can look into the cockpit.
the seat of the commander is not brongespeense, as the armor protected the whole cabin.
From electrical equipment was almost nothing left.
B-24 had a ceiling of 8,500 meters, long flights at high altitudes demanded a large supply of oxygen for breathing.
Immediately behind the cockpit is a plexiglass dome top turret installation "Bendix". The firing point was a remote control, aiming was carried out using a complex periscope system that gives shooters a lot of trouble.
2 Brownig M2 machine gun caliber 12.7 mm (.50") have the ammunition 400 rounds per gun.
To reduce the drag of the turret hiding in the fuselage and was nominated only during reflection of attacks of fighters.
Central part of the fuselage is completely missing, apparently, completely destroyed. Little remains of the tail.