Old Iron Sides - B-24J-130-CO - 42-110053






 

Model Block Manufactured Serial #
B-24J 130 COnsolidated -San Diego 42-110053
 
Built in San Diego, California by Consolidated (Convair)- Packing sheet # 4012-32
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1/24/44
Wing mated to Fuselage
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1/29/44
Came off assembly line
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2/1/44
Shakedown flight
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2/1/44
Check flight
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2/2/44
Accepted by AAF Plant Rep
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2/9/44
Delivered
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2/10/44
Departed from factory
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2/10/44
Arrived at Tucson Modification Center
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3/31/44
Arrived in Palm Springs, CA
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4/1/44
Arrived at Hamilton Field, CA
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4/9/44
Departed Hamilton Field, CA
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4/10/44
Arrived in Fairfield, CA
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4/16/44
Departed Fairfield and the U.S.A.
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Was the 1316th B-24J built at San Diego

bullet Post type fuel tank vents to upper wing - added at block 75
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Did not have hot air de-icer's - added at block 150

bullet Single wingtip lights - added at block 125
bullet Had inner-opening nose gear doors
bullet Engines - Pratt & Whitney R-1830-43
bullet Props - Hamilton Standard 3 Blade
bullet Vestigial Tunnel gun window - Tunnel gun was replaced by Sperry ball turret but window remained until block 160
bullet Did not have a port passing light - deleted at block 50
bullet Had flush-fitted G-2 type pitots and static tubes on lower port side - added at block 95 (Twin mast-type (D-1) pitots and static tubes deleted at block 95)
  Salvaged sometime after the war- Ugh!

Turrets

Nose Turret Upper Turret Lower Ball Turret Waist Guns Tail Turret
Consolidated A-6B Martin A-3C Briggs A-13 Flex .50 cal Consolidated A-6B
 

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B-24 in flight In flight with #122 of the 320th SQ

McClella & Crew Lt. McClellan & crew with Old Iron Sides. The mouth ,a la Chennault's flying tigers,was actually supposed to be a whales mouth, for the 320th Moby Dick Sq.

Old Iron sides & crew Old Iron sides with crew

90th BG Tail 90th BG Tail colors The Tail of the 320th

Col. Rogers Col. Rogers with the Jolly Rogers

 

 

 

Thanks to Allen Blue for the assembly dates
For problems or questions regarding this web contact Mark Glanville.
Last update - August 17, 2004

 

Updated March 22, 2008