While visiting an airshow recently, I had the pleasure of checking out a flying B-24 Liberator, one of the heavy bombers of the Second World War. It was a well-restored and maintained aircraft.
It’s incredible to imagine squadrons of these bombers overhead, as well as all the aircrews that flew them. Here’s a look at the tail gunner’s station:
And here’s a look at the instrument panel in the cockpit, which does include some modern instruments:
Powering this airplane are three massive radial engines, which are impressive in their own right.
For a generous fee, you can take a ride in this plane, which would have been an amazing experience. Sadly, I didn’t have the time. Nonetheless, it was interesting to check out a piece of living history.