Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer: The erational History of the U.S. Navy'sWorld War II Patrol/Bomber Aircraft Paperback / softback
Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporation's (Convair) attempt to make a few design changes to its famous B-24 Liberator for the U.S.
Navy in 1942 eventually evolved into the PB4Y-2 Privateer, a 70,000-pound patrol bomber equipped with state-of-the-art electronics gear, armed with twelve .50-caliber machine guns, and the capability to deliver bombs, depth charges, and guided missiles.
Beginning with the development and production of the aircraft, this book presents an in-depth examination of the patrol bomber's entire operational history from 1942 to the present.
Containing over 260 photographs and line art, the book covers the PB4Y-2's service with the U.S.
Navy, French Aeronavale, Republic of China Air Force, various countries of Latin America, and finally as a slurry bomber for aerial fire fighting companies.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages, over 260 b/w and color photos
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/03/2005
- Category: Air forces & warfare
- ISBN: 9780764321665