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Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon

United States (1942)
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The Lockheed Ventura series was used in number by the U.S. and British during World War 2 and succeeded the Lockheed Hudson series of light bombers.


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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (322mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
Relative Operational Ranges
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Graph showcases the Lockheed B-34 Lexington's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Mission Types:
Air-to-Air
Interception
Unmanned
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Training
Anti-Submarine
Anti-Ship
Airborne Early Warning
MEDEVAC
Electronic Warfare
Maritime/Navy
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Search/Rescue
Recon/Scouting
Special Forces
X-Plane/Development
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National Origin: United States
Service Year: 1942
Classification Type: Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Lockheed - USA
Production Units: 3,028
Global Operators:
Australia; Brazil; Canada; France; New Zealand; South Africa; United Kingdom; United States
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Lockheed B-34 Lexington model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
6


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
51.51 ft


Meters
15.7 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
65.62 ft


Meters
20 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
11.81 ft


Meters
3.6 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
20,194 lb


Kilograms
9,160 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
33,069 lb


Kilograms
15,000 kg

Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800 air-cooled radial piston engines developing 2,000 horsepower each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
322 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
518 kph


Knots
280 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
1,659 mi


Kilometers
2,670 km


Nautical Miles
1,442 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
26,312 ft


Meters
8,020 m


Miles
4.98 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
2,035 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
620 m/min

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

STANDARD:
4 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns
2 x 7.62mm M1919 Browning machine guns

OPTIONAL:
1 x torpedo
6 x depth charges (325lbs each)
Up to 3,000lbs of ordnance
Visual Armory:

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Variants: Series Model Variants
• B-34 - Fitted with R-1820-31 radial piston engines of 2,000 horsepower; based on Lockheed Model 137; 200 examples produced.
• B-34A - Venturas requisitioned from RAF by the USAAF.
• B-34B - Navigational Trainers; conversions from B-34A production models.
• O-56 - Initial Designation of B-37; based on Lockheed Model 437.
• B-37 - USAAF model; fitted with R-2600-13 radial piston engines of 2,000 horsepower' later redesignated to RB-37.
• RB-37 - USAAF redesignation of B-37 production model.
• PV-1 - USN designation of B-34; 1,600 examples produced.
• PV-1P - Based on PV-1 production models; fitted with camera equipment.
• PV-2 "Harpoon" - Revised Ventura; enlarged vertical tail fin and wing surface area; 470 examples produced.
• PV-2C - Crew Trainer; based on the PV-2 production model; 30 examples produced.
• PV-2D - Based on the PV-2; fitted with 8 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose; 35 examples produced.
• PV-2T - Crew Trainer; based on the PV-2 production model.
• PV-3 - USN requisition of 27 RAF Ventura II models.
• Ventura Mk I - British designation; fitted with R-2800-S1A4-G radial piston engines; 188 examples produced; later redesignated to Ventura GR.Mk I.
• Ventura Mk II - British designation; fitted with R-2800-31 radial piston engines; 487 examples produced.
• Ventura Mk IIA - British designation of B-34
• Ventura Mk V - British designation of PV-1; later redesignated to Ventura V.
• Ventura GR.Mk I - Redesignation of Ventura Mk I
• Ventura GR.V - Redesignation of Ventura V