PV Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War 2

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PV Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War 2

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A development of the successful Lockheed 'medium twins' of the late 1930s, the PV Ventura/Harpoon family of patrol bombers saw widespread service with both the US Navy/Marine Corps and the TAF and Commonwealth from October 1942 onwards. The USAAF also used surplus Venturas originally ordered by the RAF, designated B-34 Lexingtons, in the bomber training and coastal patrol roles. The final variant in this family was the larger PV-2 Harpoon, which was built to a US Navy requirement from March 1944 onwards. Used primarily in the Pacific, 470 Harpoons saw frontline service on anti-shipping and submarine patrols through to VJ-Day. This book covers each of these variants in complete illustrated detail.

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Published 25 Jul 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763835
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 34
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Tom Tullis

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