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Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer

By: Alan C Carey (950/35879)
Publisher: Schiffer Military History ISBN: 0764321668
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Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporationís (Convair) attempt to make a few design changes to its famous B-24 Liberator for the US Navy in 1942 eventually evolved into the PB4Y-2 Privateer, at 70,000-pound patrol bomber equipped with state-of-the-art electronics gear, armed with twelve .50-caliber machine guns, 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 US Navy, French Aeronavale, Republic of China Air Force, various countries of Latin America, and finally as a slurry bomber for aerial fire fighting companies

June 2008


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