Consolidated XB-24Q Liberator

Last revised July 22, 2003

The XB-24Q-FO was produced in July of 1946 by converting a B-24L (serial number 44-49916) at the General Electric company in Schenectady, New York to test a radar-controlled remote gun position in the tail that was being developed for the Boeing B-47 Stratojet. After completion of the tests, the XB-24Q was eventually sent to reclamation at Olmstead AAF in Pennsylvania in August of 1948 and was presumably scrapped there.


  1. Famous Bombers of the Second World War, William Green, Doubleday, 1959.

  2. Liberator: America's Global Bomber, Alwyn T. Lloyd, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co, Inc, 1993.

  3. General Dynamics Aircraft and Their Predecesssors, John Wegg, Naval Institute Press, 1990.

  4. E-mail from Terence Geary on fate of XB-24Q.