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PV Ventura/Harpoon units of World War 2

By: Carey, Alan C. Tullis, Tom(Illustrated by)

Part of the Osprey combat aircraft series
1841763837 / 9781841763835
Paperback
17/07/2002
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United Kingdom
25 cm 96 p. : ill. (some col.)
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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.

BIC:

3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), HBG General & world history, HBW Military history, HBWQ Second World War, JWG Air forces & warfare, JWLF Battles & campaigns, JWMV Military vehicles

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