TIL that during WWII approximately 18,500 B-24s were produced, making it the world’s most-produced bomber and American military aircraft in history. At its peak one B-24 was being produced every 59 minutes, a rate that exceeded the military’s ability to use the aircraft.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_B-24_Liberator#Production

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  1. Russians managed to produce 36 thousand of Ilyushin Il-2 in just 5 years, between 1941 and 1945.

    This is the second most produced airplane in the world, bested only by Cessna 172, which has been produced for 65 years.

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