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".

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

wing broke off when it hit the water.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

somehow most affected trailing edge of the wing.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

the Plane had 4 engines Pratt & Whitney R-1830-33 Twin Wasp.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

two-row radial engines of 30 litres had 14 cylinders and developed a capacity of 1200 HP.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

Well preserved cockpit.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

A glazed nose, the location of the Navigator, is completely absent. br>

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

Climbing up the ladder, you can look into the cockpit.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

the seat of the commander is not brongespeense, as the armor protected the whole cabin.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

From electrical equipment was almost nothing left.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

Oxygen cylinders.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

B-24 had a ceiling of 8,500 meters, long flights at high altitudes demanded a large supply of oxygen for breathing.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

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.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

2 Brownig M2 machine gun caliber 12.7 mm (.50") have the ammunition 400 rounds per gun.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

To reduce the drag of the turret hiding in the fuselage and was nominated only during reflection of attacks of fighters.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber

Central part of the fuselage is completely missing, apparently, completely destroyed. Little remains of the tail.

Istanbul, Rahimi M. Koch museum. B-24D Liberator 'Hadley's Harlem' bomber