CONSOLIDATED-VULTEE PB4Y-2 PRIVATEER:
The Operational History of the U.S. Navyís World War II Patrol/Bomber Aircraft |
by Alan C. Carey .
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Publish Date: 2005
Edition: First Edition
Description: 144 Pages, over 260 b/w and color photographs ,81/2" x 11" .Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporationís (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 bomberís entire operational history from 1942 to the present. Containing over 260 photographs and line art, the book covers the PB4Y-2ís service with the U.S. Navy, French Aťronavale, Republic of China Air Force, various countries of Latin America, and finally as a slurry bomber for aerial fire fighting companies.
ID Number: 12218