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Pv Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War II, Paperback / softback Book

Pv Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War II Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Tom Tullis

Part of the Osprey Combat Aircraft series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 40 colour & 100 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781841763835

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