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2018-03-23

BACKGROUND  NOTES

 

LOCKHEED  PV-2  Harpoon

A-28 Hudson  –  B-34 Lexington  –  PV-1 Ventura  –  PV-2 Harpoon  –  C-60 Lodestar

The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat
 
  See also : Illustrations :
 P1V2A15_3Views_Bottom
 P1V2A15_3Views_Top
 P1V2A15_Profiles
 P1V2A15_Bomb_Bay ( weapons)
 P1V2A15_External.Loads
 P1V2A16_Bomb_Bay ( weapons)
 see also embedded  illustrations
Illustrations :
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Related Pages :
 P1V2A15.Nemrod Notes
 M060A10.Nemrod Notes
 P1V2A15.Background_1
 P1V2_Background_2
 P1V2_Background_3_Portugal
 P1V2_Background_4_Brazil
 
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INTRODUCTION

In the mid and late thirties, Lockheed produced several small airliner designs, namely the Model 10, 12 and 14, the latter then being subjected to a feasibility study to make it an armed reconnaissance aircraft. With the war looming up in Europe, a British Purchasing Commission crossed the Atlantic for a shopping tour which lead to the manufacture and swift delivery of a first batch of 250 Model 14 based Hudson Mk.I light bombers. Many followed in different variants, sub-variants and evolutions, the details of which are beyond the purpose these Atlantic Air Combat™ background notes. Suffice it to say that while the Ventura evolved from the Hudson, it was larger and heavier, and so was the succeeding Harpoon, both being based on the larger Model 18. Only a brief, deliberately incomplete, summary of post-war users is proposed here. Besides some details assembled on our WWII.Vintage page, interrested readers would find more comprehensive data with Joe Baugher (see Index) and naturally with U.S.Warplanes to only mention these two sources.  A Production Summary is also proposed further below.

Post-War - Real

Role

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

Brazil

AF ASW

14

PV-1

Ventura GR.V

1944 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1962 ––> ––> ––> ––>  

Brazil

AF ASW

6

PV-2

Harpoon

1944 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1962 ––> ––> ––> ––>  

Cuba

AF ASW

2

B-34

Ventura Mk.II

1947 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              

France

AF ASW

6

PV-2

Harpoon

1953 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              

Italy

AF ASW

22

PV-2

HarpoonΉ

1953 1959 >> >> >> 1959                

Japan

AF ASW

17

PV-2

Harpoon

1955 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              

Peru

NA ASW

6

PV-2

Harpoon

1948 1976 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Portugal

NA ASW

42

PV-2

Harpoon (,)

1954 1974 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Portugal

NA ASW

2

PV-2D

Harpoon

1954 1974 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

South Africa

AF ASW

71

B-34

Ventura Mk.I

1944 1959 >> >> >> 1959                

South Africa

AF ASW

64

B-34

Ventura Mk.II

1944 1959 >> >> >> 1959                

South.Africa

AF ASW

134

PV-1

Ventura GR.V

1940 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              
Operators - AAC™ Role

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

Brazil

AF ASW

20

P1V2A15

Nemrod

1944 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1962 ––> ––> ––> ––>

Cuba

AF ASW

8

P1V2A16

Nemrod

1947 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

Ireland

AF ASW

18

P1V2A15

Nemrod ()

1960 1968         1960 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

Portugal

NA ASW

42

P1V2A15

Nemrod

1954 1974 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

South Africa

AF ASW

60

P1V2A15

Nemrod

1944 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>
                                         
Operators - AAC™ Role

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

Brazil

AF TM

8

C-60A

Lodestar

1945 1969 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Canada

AF TM

18

C-60A

Lodestar

1943 1948 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

Cuba

AF TM

3

C-60A

Lodestar

1950 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

Netherlands

AF TM

24

C-60A

Lodestar

1941 1950 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

Norway

AF TM

12

C-60A

Lodestar

1940 1950 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

South Africa

AF TM

31

C-60A

Lodestar

1940 1944 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>
Operators - AAC™ Role

Qty

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

Brazil

AF TM

8

M060A10

Nemrod

1945 1969 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Cuba

AF TM

3

M060A10

Nemrod

1950 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

Ireland

AF TM

6

M060A10

Nemrod ()

1950 1968         1960 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

Portugal

AF TM

6

M060A10

Nemrod ()

1954 1974 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

South Africa

AF TM

31

M060A10

Nemrod

1940 1944 ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––> ––>

To make a long story short, the relatively light and agile attack aircraft the Hudson initially was, evolved into a less agile but punchy maritime patrol aircraft, as it was more and more used in this role.  Hudsons (25) and Venturas (6) are credited with the sinking of several U-boats (eg: U-174,  U-591, U-615, U-604, U-279 in 1943, and U-761, or U-960 in 1944) but not all these successes were in European waters, as one of the A-28 delivered to the Forca Aerea Brasileira crippled U-199 off Rio de Janeiro in July 1943, allowing a fellow Catalina to finish it later.  But if Hudsons and Venturas/Harpoons could bite, so could their prey, and several were shot down by German submarines: RAF Hudson AE591 off the Baleares (by U-565, 1942), RAF Hudson AM638 off Algiers (by U-73, 1943), RAF Hudson AM781 off Oran (by U-453, 1943), but also SAAF Ventura 565 off Cyprus (by U-453 again, 1944), or USN PV-1 Venturas 29916 and 29909 off New York (both by U-566, 1943).

Lockheed PV-1 Ventura Lockheed PV-1 Ventura - access door on the port side
Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon - 8 guns in the nose Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon - access door on the port side

The Origin

In its original airliner iteration, the Lodestar was offered with various cabin configurations and alternative powerplants : either two Pratt & Whitney 9 cylinder 875 hp R-1690 S1E2-G Hornet (L18-07), or 14 cylinder 1200 hp R-1830 S1C3-G Twin Wasp (L18-08) or 9 cylinder 1200 hp Wright R-1820-G205A Cylone engines (L18-56).  For instance, South African Airways selected the 18-08 variant with accommodation for 12 passengers and a crew of four (pilots, radio operator and a cabin attendant).  The maximum passenger capacity of the type was 18, rarely used by airliners but the standard fit for the military version, albeit in a crude manner as illustrated below.

IN ATLANTIC AIR COMBAT™

The Nemrod  is part of the WWII vintage aircraft collection.  It will be referred to as the P1V2A15 Nemrod  and will be represented with several of its historical operators, plus some cheat ones.  All will be fictionally upgraded to radar equipped PV-2 standards, donned with a coupleof "modern" weapons and be offered near-fighter agility.  While principally intended for maritime patrols (read: anti-shipping, anti-submarine warfare, armed reconnaissance and search-and-rescue operations), the type will naturally be available as a vintage attack/bomber.

Operators and The Range Issue

The question of the available range is different from one operator to the other.  If Irish aircraft may operate in various guises from other locations within the Neutral Coalition (Sweden, Finland, Austria, Switzerland and Yugoslavia), their main role is maritime patrol from their shore, as would Cuban and South African aircraft.  The matter is different for Brazil and Portugal, as besides the ocean space around their coast, their natural target areas are defined : their respective offshore possessions, those of their ally, and other landmarks.  If the Ventura/Harpoon  had the 155 US gal drop tanks available, in AAC™ the Nemrod  has the 300 US gal (re: F8F) or even the 315 US gal (re:  P-38L) drop tanks potentially available, even if at the cost of its warload.

As illustrated below, the 300 US gal drop tanks is a useful cheat (and allegedly allows additional 2,000 lb bombs to be carried underwing) while the larger ones are not.

Summary of the (potential) AAC fuel setups and the consequence on available warloads (typical examples only)
  Fuel Tanks   Setup Range Load Flight HVAR Pylon Bay-1 CRT1 Bay-2 Pylon HVAR
Bombs 2000 2000 320 2000 2000 Bombs
S1 Standard 1149.US S1 1560.nmi 7160.lb BBB – 1000 lb 2Χ1000 lb – 2Χ1000 lb 1000 lb –
B1 Bay fwd   177.US B1 1800.nmi 5935.lb ATK 4Χ140 lb   617 lb 177 US – 3Χ  500 lb   617 lb 4Χ140 lb
B2 Bay rear   277.US B2 1880.nmi 5560.lb ATK 4Χ140 lb   425 lb 3Χ  250 lb – 237 US   425 lb 4Χ140 lb
BB Bay combined   BB 2120.nmi 4335.lb BBB – 2000 lb 177 US – 237 US 2000 lb –
D1 Drop tank (Χ2)   155.US D1+S1+D1 1980.nmi 5120.lb ASS – 155 US – – 1Χ2000 lb 155 US –
      D1+B1+D1 2220.nmi 3895.lb ASW 4Χ140 lb 155 US 177 US 8Χ40 lb 2Χ  680 lb 155 US 4Χ140 lb
      D1+B2+D1 2300.nmi 3520.lb REC 100 lb 155 US R=500 lb – 237 US 155 US 100 lb
      D1+BB+D1 2540.nmi 2295.lb ATK 4Χ140 lb 155 US 177 US – 237 US 155 US 4Χ140 lb
D2 Drop tank (Χ2) 300.US D2+S1+D2 2375.nmi 3100.lb ASW – 300 US 2Χ  650 lb 8Χ40 lb 2Χ  680 lb 300 US –
      D2+B1+D2 2615.nmi 1875.lb BBB – 300 US 177 US – 3Χ  600 lb 300 US –
      D2+B2+D2 2695.nmi 1500.lb BBB 4Χ100 lb 300 US 3Χ100 lb – 237 US 300 US 4Χ100 lb
      D2+BB+D2 2935.nmi   275.lb >>> – 300 US 177 US – 237 US 300 US –
D3 Drop tank (Χ2) 315.US D3+S1+D3 2415.nmi 2960.lb ASS – 315 US – – 2Χ1250 lb 315 US –
      D3+B1+D3 2655.nmi 1735.lb BBB – 315 US 177 US – 3Χ  500 lb 315 US –
      D3+B2+D3 2735.nmi 1360.lb REC 100 lb 315 US R=500 lb – 237 US 315 US 100 lb
      D3+BB+D3 2975.nmi   135.lb >>> – 315 US 177 US – 237 US 315 US –
Typical destinatons for Brazilial aircraft Typical destinations for Portuguese aircraft
From Destination Return Setup Range
Rio.Grande Port Stanley   640.nmi S1 1560.nmi
Rio.Gallegos Port Stanley   850.nmi S1 1560.nmi
Cdr.Rivadavia Port Stanley   950.nmi S1 1560.nmi
Port Stanley Grytviken 1560.nmi    
Rio.Grande Grytviken 2200.nmi D2+S1+D2 2375.nmi
Rio.Gallegos Grytviken 2410.nmi    
Cdr.Rivadavia Grytviken 2510.nmi    
Recife F.Noronha   590.nmi S1 1560.nmi
Espνrito Santo Martin.Vaz 1190.nmi S1 1560.nmi
F.Noronha Sγo Pedro/Paulo   680.nmi S1 1560.nmi
Natal Sγo Pedro/Paulo 1070.nmi S1 1560.nmi
From Destination Return Setup Range
Portimao Madeira   970 nmi S1 1560.nmi
Portimao Canary 1300 nmi S1 1560.nmi
Portimao Azores 1620 nmi D2+S1+D2 2375.nmi
Portimao Dakar 3100 nmi    
Madeira Canary   570 nmi S1 1560.nmi
Madeira Azores 1300 nmi S1 1560.nmi
Azores Canary 1450 nmi S1 1560.nmi
Dakar Canary 1900 nmi D2+S1+D2 2375.nmi
Dakar Madeira 2160 nmi D2+S1+D2 2375.nmi
Dakar Azores 3090 nmi    
Dakar Portimao 3100 nmi    

WEAPON LOADS

The Forgotten Weapons

Most of the litterature about the Hudson/Ventura/Harpoon sort of agree on their respective internal bomb capacities, and these are referred to in the Aircraft Variants & Specification table further below.  There are however several weapons "missing" from these usual lists :

Mk24 mine

It is never mentioned.  It is assumed this absence is due to the high secrecy surrounding what actually was the first ASW homing torpedo, sort of creating the reverse situation surrounding the Spitfire : while the Hurricane should have taken the main share of the credit, the war propaganda of the time made the Spitfire a legend, a tale that still sticks today.  The Fido torpedo being above top secret, the US war propaganda never mentioned it, a secrecy still lingering today.

Sea mines A weapon never referred to.  Could it be because mine laying missions were less glamorous ?  Then, the Pilot Notes doesn't mention them neither...  Having said that, these were laid by the thousands during the war, but perhaps not by the Venturas/Harpoons ?  The addition of the 550.lb Mk19 is assumed here as a plausible cheat - the post-war 550.lb Mk50-Mod.1 could be another option.
Depth charges Only one 325lb ASW bomb (depth charge) type is usually mentioned, likely the Mk17.  It is assumed the succeeding 350lb Mk47 or Mk54, and the 650lb Mk49 could have been possible, as well as the British 600 lb/AS.

So, these forgotten  weapons are marked as plausible in the below table.   More could be added (and have been examined in the accompanying drawings for internal or external loads), like the post-war Mk34 ASW torpedo, but these are all necessarily scheduled in the game. 

Modern & Fantasy Weapons

In the context of AAC™, the Nemrod  beneficiates from several modifications to its armament (as compared to the design it is inspired from) :

  Position of the HVAR "rails" the inner rail, originally above the drop tank is moved outward (allowing the carrying of bombs)
  Bomb carrying HVAR "rails" the HVAR position can either take rockets or bomb (typically : 100 lb general purpose, flash or smoke bombs)
  Pylon carrying capacity the underwing pylons carrying capacity is brought up to 2,000 lbs to cater for 300/315 US gal drop tanks; incidentally this could open the door to the carrying of weapons of up to 2,000 lbs weight, unless restricted to fuel tanks only
  Rocket pod the underwing pylons may carry rocket launcher pods : not only the US 2Ύ-in (or the French 68mm, or Soviet 57 mm FFAR), but also the podded 5-in US FFAR
  Missiles the underwing pylons may carry air-to-air (AIM-9BΉ) or air-to-surface (AGM-12B/C², AGM-87³) missiles
Ή: as the missile only requires simple wiring – ²: with the AGM-12B being the main target – ³: same wiring requirements as the AIM9-B

The table thus shows historical referrences, several assumptions, and (potential) game cheat weapons to set them in perspective - these are easy to spot and the table offers access to various illustrations in support of this summary.

Historical  &  Plausible  References In-Game PAV2A15 Weapons

Weapon Bay

Qty

Weapon

Weight

Note

Bombs

10 |

Mk.30

100.lb

layout unknown

|

6 |

Mk.57

250.lb

historical

layout

|

6 |

Mk.64

500.lb

historical

  

|

4 |

Mk.65

1000.lb

historical

photo

|

2 |

Mk.66

2000.lb

–

–––––

|

2 |

VB-4

2000.lb

Razon

–––––

Mines

4 |

Mk.19

550.lb

plausible

|

6 |

Mk.50

550.lb

plausible

Torpedo

ASS

1 |

Mk.13

2000.lb

historical

|

–

Mk.16

1400.lb

–

–––––

Depth

ASW

6

Mk.17

325.lb

historical

layout

|

6

Mk.11

320.lb

plausible

>war

|

6

Mk.47

350.lb

plausible

|

6 |

Mk.54

350.lb

plausible

>war

|

4 |

Mk.49

650.lb

plausible

|

6

600AS

550.lb

plausible

Torpedo

ASW

4

Mk.24

680.lb

plausible

2 |

Mk.24Χ2

2ΧMk.17

plausible

mix

|

–

Mk.30Χ2

2Χ600AS

–

Rocket Heavy

2 |

Tiny Tim

1250.lb

historical

photo

Life rafts

6

Canister

100.lb

plausible

Under Wing

Qty -

Weapon

Weight

Note

Bombs

2 |

Mk.65

1000.lb

historical

(max)

Depth

ASW

2 |

Mk.17

325.lb

historical

|

2

600AS

550.lb

plausible

Fuel

155 US

2 |

–

1020.lb

historical

|

165 US

2 |

–

1100.lb

from the

P-38L

|

305 US

2 |

–

2030.lb

from the

F-8F

|

315 US

2 |

–

2100.lb

from the

P-38L

Gun pod

2 |

DGP-1

425.lb

historical

photo

Rocket FFAR

2

MTF-1

617.lb

–

–––––

|

2

LAU-11/A

655.lb

–

–––––

|

2 |

LAU-10/B

610.lb

–

–––––

|

2 |

LAU-37A

1000.lb

–

–––––

Rocket HVAR

8 |

5" HVAR

140.lb

historical

Weapon Bay

Qty

Weapon

Weight

Note

Bombs

9 |

Mk030

100.lb

decreased

quantity

|

9 |

Mk057

250.lb

 increased

quantity

|

6 |

Mk064

500.lb

historical

|

4 |

Mk065

1000.lb

historical

|

2 |

Mk066

2000.lb

AAC™

cheat

|

2 |

VB-40

2000.lb

AAC™

cheat

Mines

4 |

SM191

550.lb

plausible

|

6 |

SM501

550.lb

plausible

Torpedo

ASS

~ |

ASS13

~

~

|

2

ASS16

1400.lb

AAC™

cheat

Depth

ASW

6

DC017

~

~

|

6

DC011

~

~

|

6

DC047

~

~

|

6 |

DC054

~

~

|

4 |

DC049

650.lb

plausible

|

6

DC600

550.lb

plausible

Torpedo

ASW

4

ASW24

680.lb

plausible

2 |

ASW24Χ2

2ΧDC017

AAC

setup

|

–

ASW30Χ2

2ΧDC600

AAC

alternate

Rocket Heavy

2 |

HVAR9

2030.lb

historical

Life rafts

6

LR-10

100.lb

plausible

Under Wing

Qty -

Weapon

Weight

Note

Bombs

2 |

Mk.65

1000.lb

~

(max)

Depth

ASW

2 |

DC049

650.lb

plausible

|

–

DC600

550.lb

plausible

Fuel

155 US

2 |

D155U

1020.lb

historical

|

165 US

2 |

D165U

1100.lb

from the

P-38L

|

305 US

2 |

D305U

2030.lb

from the

F-8F

|

315 US

2 |

D315U

2100.lb

from the

P-38L

Gun pod

2 |

DGP-1

425.lb

historical

Rocket FFAR

2

R6836

617.lb

AAC™

cheat

|

2

R7018

655.lb

AAC™

cheat

|

2 |

RZU04

610.lb

AAC™

cheat

|

2 |

RZU07

1000.lb

AAC™

cheat

Rocket HVAR

8 |

5" HVAR

140.lb

historical

Historical References  &  Western Arsenal In-Game Details  &  Operators Eastern Arsenal

Weapon Bay

Qty

Weapon

Weight

Note

Bombs

10 |

Mk.30

100.lb

layout unknown

|

6 |

Mk.57

250.lb

historical

layout

|

6 |

Mk.64

500.lb

historical

  

|

4 |

Mk.65

1000.lb

historical

photo

Mines

4 |

Mk.19

550.lb

plausible

Torpedo

ASS

1 |

Mk.13

2000.lb

historical

Bombs

ASW

6 |

Mk.17

325.lb

historical

layout

Torpedo

ASW

4 |

Mk.24

680.lb

plausible

2 |

Mk.24Χ2

2ΧMk.17

plausible

Rocket Heavy

2 |

Tiny Tim

1250.lb

historical

photo

Life rafts

–

Canister

100.lb

----------

Under Wing

Qty -

Weapon

Weight

Note

Bombs

2 |

Mk.65

1000.lb

historical

Bombs

ASW

2 |

Mk.17

325.lb

historical

Fuel

155 US

2 |

FT155U

1100.lb

historical

Gun pod

2 |

DGP-1

425.lb

historical

photo

Rocket FFAR

2

MTF-1

617.lb

----------

Rocket HVAR

8 |

5" HVAR

140.lb

historical

Qty

Note -

9

reduced

9

fictional

6

respected

4

respected

4

fictional

1

respected

6

respected

2

fictional

AAC setup

2

respected

6

plausible

Qty

Note -

2

respected

2

respected

2

respected

2

respected

2

fictional

8

respected

Weapon

Weight

|

44M050

50.kg

|

44M100

100.kg

|

44M250

250.kg

|

44M500

500.kg

|

SMD250

250.kg

|

4556-NT

950.kg

|

PLAB100

100.kg

|

TT4Χ2

380.kg

|

TT4Χ2

2ΧPLAB

|

S-24

235.kg

Canister

45.kg

Weapon

Weight

|

44M250

250.kg

|

PLAB100

100.kg

FT155U

500.kg

DGP-1

193.kg

|

UB-32

263.kg

|

RS-132

23.kg

Military Transport and Airliner Variants

The military transport and airliner variants will be represented by a single type, thus only differenciated by their skin color : either camouflaged when standing for the C-60A or in various AAC™ airline colors when standing for the L-18 airliner.  These will be referred to as the M060A10 and the 218L100 respectively.  The M060A10 will be available for cargo and passenger transport missions, as well as for paratroop drops and liaison purposes.  The 218L100 is intended for background scenery (scheduled airliner flights) and for the benefit of non-combat flying amateurs.

Operators

As shown in the table above, operators essentially refer to historical ones, for which the service life of the Ventura/Harpoonn is artificially lengthened.  There are however a couple of deeper cheats :

Ireland

Only operated a single Hudson during war time.  In AAC™, Ireland, allegedly gains its airframes from Italy (bombers) and the Netherlands (transport)

Portugal Is the country justifying the presence of the Harpoon/Nemrod.  Portugal apparently never operated the transport variant but did transform two of its three PV-2D Harpoons into (VIP) transport aicraft.  In AAC™, Portugal allegedly gains its transport airframes from Netherlands

AIRCRAFT VARIANTS & SPECIFICATIONS  –  (some embedded illustrations)

Not all variants are shown here, with only a few representative sets of specifications assembled for the purpose of setting AAC's Nemrod in perspective.  The PV-2D variant of the Harpoon, not mentioned in the table, has 8Χ50cal guns in the nose (250 rpg)

  A-28
Hudson Mk.I
A-28
Hudson Mk.III
A-28
Hudson MkVI
A-29
Hudson Mk3A
B-34
Ventura.I
B-34
Ventura.II
PV-1
Ventura
PV-2
Harpoon
C-60A-5
Lodestar
Base design Lockheed.14 Lockheed.14 Lockheed.14 Lockheed.14 Lockheed.18 Lockheed.18 Lockheed.18 Lockheed.18 Lockheed.18
Length 44'04" 44'04" 44'04" 44'04" 51'05" 51'05" 51'09" 52'01" 49'10"
Span 65'06" 65'06" 65'06" 65'06" 65'06" 65'06" 65'06" 75'00" 65'06"
Height 11'10" 11'10" 11'10" 11'10" 11'10½ 11'10½ 11'11" 13'03" 11'10"
Height 17'11" 17'11" 17'11" 17'11" 17'11" 17'11" 17'11" 18'03" 17'11"
Weight:empty 11,630.lb 12,536.lb 13,195.lb 12,285.lb 17,233.lb 17,275.lb 20,197.lb 21,370.lb 12,500.lb
Weight:loaded 17,500.lb 18,500.lb 18,500.lb 20,500.lb 22,500.lb 25,600.lb 31,077.lb 33,668.lb 17,500.lb
Weight: MTOW 19,500.lb 20,000.lb 22,360.lb 21,300.lb 26,000.lb 27,750.lb 34,000.lb 36,000.lb 21,000.lb
Crew 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3
Crew: Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot Pilot
Crew: Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot Co-Pilot
Crew: Navigator Navigator Navigator Navigator Navigator Navigator Navigator Navigator Navigator //
Crew: Radio Radio Radio Radio Radio Radio Radio Radio Radio Radio
Crew: Gunner Gunner Gunner Gunner Gunner Gunner Gunner Gunner Gunner //
Radar – – – – – – AN/ASD-1 AN/ASD-1 //
Guns:TOP 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ50cal 2Χ50cal 2Χ50cal //
Guns:TOP - rpg 500.rpg 500.rpg 500.rpg 500.rpg 500.rpg 200.rpg 250.rpg 250.rpg //
Guns:LOW // // // // // // // 3Χ50cal //
Guns:LOW - rpg // // // // // // // 225.rpg //
Guns:GTF // // // // 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal // // //
Guns:GTF - rpg // // // // 1000.rpg 1000.rpg // // //
Guns:GTD 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 4Χ30cal 2Χ50cal 2Χ50cal 2Χ50cal //
Guns:GTD - rpg 1000.rpg 1000.rpg 1000.rpg 1000.rpg 1000.rpg 800.rpg 400.rpg 400.rpg //
Guns:GTV // 1Χ30cal // // 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ30cal 2Χ50cal //
Guns:GTV - rpg // 500.rpg // // 500.rpg 500.rpg 500.rpg 250.rpg //
Guns:GTW // 2Χ30cal // // // 2Χ30cal // // //
Guns:GTW - rpg // 500.rpg // // // 500.rpg // // //
Engine: R1820.G102A R1820.G205A R1830.67 R1820.87 PW.S1.A4.G R2800.31 R2800.31 R2800.31 R1820.87
Engine:power – – – – – 1,600.hp 1,600.hp 1,600.hp –
Engine:MIL 1,100.hp 1,200.hp 1,200.hp 1,200.hp 1,850.hp 2,000.hp 2,000.hp 2,000.hp 1,200.hp
Propeller
10'07"
10'07"
10'07"
10'07"
10'07"
10'07"
10'07"
10'07"
10'07"
Speed: Max 214.kn 222.kn 227.kn 220.kn 271.kn 274.kn 280.kn 245.kn 231.kn
Speed: Cruise 191.Kn 194.kn 195.kn 178.kn 236.kn 200.kn 200.kn 235.kn 174.kn
Speed: Land – 63.kn – 59.kn – – 79.kn 72.kn 59.kn
Speed: Stall F00 – – – – – – 80.kn 75.kn –
Speed: Stall F35 – – – – – – – 68.kn –
Climb 2,180.ft/min 2,160.ft/min 2,160.ft/min 1,587.ft/min 2,035.ft/min 2,035.ft/min 2,230.ft/min 2,230.ft/min 1,515.ft/min
Ceiling 25,000.ft 24,500.ft – 26,500.ft 25,000.ft – 26,300.ft 26,900.ft 25,400.ft
Run: Take-Off – – – – – – –
3700 ft 1130 m
600 m
Run: Landing – – – – – – –
1800 ft 1550 m
–
Fuel: Wings – – – – – –

[7240]

1480.US

[2Χ245]

1490.US

–
Fuel: CS Rear – – – – – –

[72Χ133]

1266.US

[2Χ133]

1266.US

[72Χ172]

1344.US

Fuel: CS Front – – – – – –

[72Χ115]

1230.US

[2Χ116]

1232.US

[72Χ150]

1300.US

Fuel: Cabin – – – – – –

[70+161]

1231.US

–

1161.US

–
Fuel:INTERNAL 644.US.[SR] 1028.US.[LR] 1028.US.[LR] – 565.US 807.US

1807.US

1149.US

1644.US

Range: Std 1,702.nmi 1,877.nmi 1,877.nmi 2,433.nmi 804.nmi 825.nmi 1,442.nmi 1,555.nmi 2,175.nmi
Range:1400.lb – – – 1,347.nm – – 1181.nmi – 1,347.nm
Fuel: Drop port // // // // – –

1155.US

1155.US

//
Fuel: Drop stbd // // // // – –

1155.US

1155.US

//
Fuel: DROP // // // // 310.US 310.US

1310.US

1310.US

//
Range: Extended – – – – – – – – //
Fuel: Bay Rear // // // // – –

1280.US

1237.US

//
Fuel: Bay Front // // // // – –

1210.US

1177.US

//
Fuel: BAY // // // // 490.US 490.US

1490.US

1414.US

//
Range: Max // // // // – 2,260.nmi – 2,545.nmi //
CARGO – – – – – – – – 4,000.lb
PASSENGERS (225.lb/@) – – – – – – – 18
PARATROOP (360.lb/@) – – – – – – – 10
Bomb Load INT 1,400.lb 1,600.lb – – 11Χ2500.lb 11Χ3000.lb

3000.lb

4000.lb

//
Bomb M_65
– – – – 11Χ1000.lb 11Χ1000.lb

1Χ1000.lb

4Χ1000.lb

//
Bomb M_64
11500.lb 11500.lb 11500.lb 11500.lb 11500.lb 11500.lb

1500.lb

1500.lb

//
Bomb M_62
11650.lb 11650.lb 11650.lb 11650.lb 11650.lb 11650.lb

1650.lb

1650.lb

//
Bomb M_57
11250.lb 11250.lb 11250.lb 11250.lb 11250.lb 11250.lb

1250.lb

1250.lb

//
Bomb M_30
10Χ1100.lb 10Χ1100.lb 10Χ1100.lb 10Χ1100.lb 10Χ1100.lb 10Χ1100.lb

10Χ1100.lb

10Χ1100.lb

//
Depth.Ch Mk17
– – – – 11325.lb 11325.lb

1325.lb

1325.lb

//
Torpedo Mk13
// // // // 11Χ2000.lb 11Χ2000.lb

1Χ2000.lb

1Χ2000.lb

//
Tiny.Tim M_62
// // // // // //

1Χ1250.lb

2Χ1250.lb

//
Bomb Load EXT // // // // 11Χ2000.lb 11Χ2000.lb

3220.lb

3220.lb

//
Bomb M65
(or smaller) Depth Mk.17 (or larger) 12Χ1000.lb 12Χ1000.lb

2Χ1000.lb

2Χ1000.lb

//
Gun.Pod DGP-1
2Χ50cal @ 300 rpg
// // //

1425.lb

1425.lb

//
Fuel  155.US
// // // // // //

2Χ1100.lb

2Χ1100.lb

//
HVAR // // // // // //

1140.lb

1140.lb

//
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Production Summary - Main source : U.S.Warplanes

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    LODESTAR      
1940   L-18 Mod.18-07/-08/etc - - - - - - - - 140 140 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942   C-56E Mod.18-50-26 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941   C-57 Mod.18-10/10-01 - - - - - - - - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942   C-57B Mod.18-10-26 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941   C-59 Mod.18-07 - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941   C-60 Mod.18-56/50-23 - - - - - - - - 36 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942   C-60A Mod.18-56/56-23 238 - 18 18 10 31 - 8 324 - - 3 - - - 26 5 - 4 2 4 12
1942   XC-60B Model 218-56-23 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941   C-66 Mod.18-10-01 - - - - - - - 1 1 394 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940   XR5O-1 Mod.18-40-08 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940   R5O-1-6 Mod.18-40-08 - - - - - - - - 91 91 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940   R5O-2 C-59 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941   R5O-3 C-59 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942   R5O-4 Mod.18-56/56-08 - - - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942   R5O-5 C-60 - - - - - - - - 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1943   R5O-6 C-60A - - - - - - - - 35 91 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Total   - - - - - - - - - 625 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    THALIA                                              
1941 Kawasaki Ki-56 Thalia - - - - - - - - 121 121 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HUDSON      
    Patrol bomber Hudson Mk.I - 321 - 28 - 2 - - 351 351 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
    Patrol bomber Hudson Mk.II - 19 - 1 - - - - 20 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 1941 As Mk.II Hudson Mk.III (SR) - 167 - 1 18 - - - 186 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    As Mk.II Hudson Mk.III (LR) - 226 1 2 12 - - -

241

427

- - - - - - - - - - - -
1939 1941 - Hudson Mk.IV - 30 100 - - - - - 130

130

- - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 1941 As Mk.III, Hudson Mk.V(SR) 20 133 - 43 6 - - - 202 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 1941 - Hudson Mk.V (LR) - 207 - - - - - - 207

409

- - - - - - - - - - - -
1941 1941 A-28 Hudson Mk.IVA - - 52 - - - - - 52

52

- - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1942 A-28A Hudson Mk.VI - 382 - 36 4 - - 28 450

450

- - - - - - - - - - - -
1941 1942 PBO-1 Hudson Mk.IIIA 20 - - - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941 1942 A-29 Hudson Mk.IIIA 153 150 94 133 33 - 33 -

596

616

- - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1943 A-29A Hudson Mk.IIIA - 157 - 4 21 - 2 - 184 184 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1943 AT-18A Trainer Gunnery 217 - - - - - - - 217

217

- - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1943 AT-18A Trainer Navigation, no turret 83 - - - - - - - 83

83

- - - - - - - - - - - -
    Totals   493 1792 247 248 94 2 35 28 2939

2939

                       
    LEXINGTON VENTURA/HARPOON    
1941 1942 Patrol bomber Ventura Mk.I 1 95 0 21 0 71 0 0 188 188 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941 1943 PV-3 Ventura Mk.II 23 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941 1943 B34A Lexington Ventura Mk.II 274 14 - 108 - 64 - - 487 487 - 2 - - - - - - - - - -
    B34A Lexington Ventura Mk.IIA 20 23 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    B34A Lexington Ventura Mk.IIA 58 - 20 - 23 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    B34B Lexington Ventura Mk.IIA 13 - - - - - - - 200 200 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1943 B37 RB-34B-LO. 18 - - - - - - - 18 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1944 PV-1D Ventura Ventura GR.V 955 189 55 137 116 134 - 14 1600 1600 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1944 1945 PV-2D Harpoon   460 - - - 4 - - 6 470 470 - - 6 22 17 18 6 24 - - - -
1943 1944 PV-2C Harpoon   30 - - - - - - - 30 30 - - - - - 18 - - - -
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1945 1945 PV-2D Harpoon   35 - - - - - - - 35 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    B-34 Lexington   407 132 20 172 23 135 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PV-1 Ventura   955 189 55 137 116 134 - 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PV-2 Harpoon   525 - - - 4 - - 6 - - - - 6 22 17 (18) 6 42 - - - -
    Totals                   3028 3028                        
    Total                     7223                        

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