Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon

Furnished by William T Larkins                    NASGI   PV-2                          Larkins Collection

The PV-2 entered combat in 1944 as a Navy patrol bomber.  It was an updated PV-1 with increased wing span and larger tail surfaces.  The Navy ordered 500 of which 470 were delivered before Japans surrender.  It was one of the Navy's fastest patrol bombers.  They had 5 forward firing fixed guns, 2 in a top turret and 2 in neutral positions behind the internal bomb bay.

Manufacturer Lockheed
Type Twin engine patrol bomber
Manufactured 1941 -1945
Nickname Harpoon
Engines (2) Pratt @ Whitney R-2800
Horse Power 2,000 each
Max. Speed 282 mph
Wing span 74 ft. 11 in.
Lenght 52 ft. 0.5 in.
Gross weight 36,000 lbs.

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