Australia; Brazil; Canada; France; New Zealand; South Africa; United Kingdom; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
✓Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Equipped to search, track, and engage enemy surface elements through visual acquisition, radar support, and onboard weaponry.
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.
✓Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).
51.5 ft (15.70 m)
65.6 ft (20.00 m)
11.8 ft (3.60 m)
20,194 lb (9,160 kg)
33,069 lb (15,000 kg)
+12,875 lb (+5,840 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Lockheed B-34 Lexington production variant)
4 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns
2 x 7.62mm M1919 Browning machine guns
1 x torpedo
6 x depth charges (325lbs each)
Up to 3,000lbs of ordnance
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0
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
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