By Alan C. Carey
A improvement of the profitable Lockheed ‘medium twins’ of the past due Thirties, the PV Ventura/Harpoon relations of patrol bombers observed frequent carrier with either the united states Navy/Marine Corps and the TAF and Commonwealth from October 1942 onwards.
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