By Alan C. Carey
Osprey's exam of the PV Ventura/Harpoon devices and in their participation in international warfare II (1939-1945). A improvement of the profitable Lockheed 'medium twins' of the overdue Nineteen Thirties, the PV Ventura/Harpoon kinfolk of patrol bombers observed common carrier with either the united states Navy/Marine Corps and the TAF and Commonwealth from October 1942 onwards. The USAAF extensively utilized surplus Venturas initially ordered by way of the RAF, particular B-34 Lexingtons, within the bomber education and coastal patrol roles. the ultimate version during this relatives was once the bigger PV-2 Harpoon, which used to be equipped to a US military requirement from March 1944 onwards. Used basically within the Pacific, 470 Harpoons observed frontline carrier on anti-shipping and submarine patrols via to VJ-Day. This ebook covers every one of those versions in whole illustrated aspect.
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