PV Ventura: Harpoon Units of World War II

PV Ventura: Harpoon Units of World War II

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Osprey's examination of the PV Ventura/Harpoon Units and of their participation in World War II (1939-1945). 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.

Product Details

  • Author: Alan C. Carey
  • Publication Date: 2002-07-25
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
  • Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 39L x 699W x 955H
    • Weight: 65
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 969L x 701W x 31H
    • Weight: 66
  • List Price: $22.95
  • ISBN: 1841763837
  • ASIN: 1841763837

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