|Author||: Alan C. Carey|
|Publisher||: Schiffer Pub Limited|
|Total Pages||: 176|
|Rating||: 4/5 ( Downloads)|
Download or read book Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer written by Alan C. Carey and published by Schiffer Pub Limited. This book was released on 2005 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporation's (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 bomber's entire operational history from 1942 to the present. Containing over 260 photographs and line art, the book covers the PB4Y-2's service with the U.S. Navy, French Aéronavale, Republic of China Air Force, various countries of Latin America, and finally as a slurry bomber for aerial fire fighting companies.