Tuesday, June 14, 2011
FLASHBACK: B-24 Liberator Willow Run Airplane Plant by Ford Motor Company Builds a Bomber Every 55 Minutes (1941)
If the video does not display on your screen, go to the YouTube link for another viewing option. Although the ultimate usage of these bombers was war and destruction, the manufacturing output displayed in this video is amazing. This factory was churning out B-24s in less than an hour! Imagine if that expertise and production capacity were fashioned with today's technologies. Man would do great things. However in the real world, this production capacity has been mostly lost in the United States of America - perhaps forever (unless it's for the latest bomber).