Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer: The Operational History Of The U.s. Navy's World War Ii Patrol/bomber Aircraft

Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer: The Operational History Of The U.s. Navy's World War Ii Patrol/bomber Aircraft

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Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporations (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 bombers entire operational history from 1942 to the present. Containing over 260 photographs and line art, the book covers the PB4Y-2s service with the U.S. Navy, French Aronavale, Republic of China Air Force, various countries of Latin America, and finally as a slurry bomber for aerial fire fighting companies.

Product Details

  • Author: Alan C. Carey
  • Publication Date: 2005-05-30
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Schiffer Pub Ltd
  • Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 1090L x 850W x 70H
    • Weight: 175
  • List Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 0764321668
  • ASIN: 0764321668

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