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Watch Ford’s Willow Run plant churn out a B-24 every 55 minutes

We love watching how products are made. From bolts and headers to carburetors and sway bars, it’s fascinating to see workers transform raw materials into the parts we use on our cars and trucks every day. However, the construction of all of those speed parts and aftermarket upgrades combined pales in comparison to the scale of production at Ford’s Willow Run plant during WWII. This video from Ford about large-scale production of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber is awe-inspiring.


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BTW, there's a restaurant near the plant called "The Bomber" and it is still open. I think, but am not sure, that it was open when the plant was building bombers and used to produce pack lunches for the workers. In any case, it's a greasy spoon kind of place with lots of memorabilia..

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