Lockheed 37 Ventura / B-34 Lexington / PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon

Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon 37257 E-181 15-1223 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed 37 Ventura is a twin-engined bomber and maritime patrol aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation.
The Lockheed Ventura is a development of the Lockheed 18 Lodestar.
Crew4-5
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-2800-31 Double Wasp
Engine Power (each)1491 kW2000 hp
Speed519 km/h280 kts
  322 mph
Service Ceiling8.016 m26.300 ft
Rate of climb680 m/min2230 ft/min
Range3.074 km1.660 NM
1.910 mi.
Empty Weight9.161 kg20.197 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight14.096 kg31.076 lbs
Wing Span19,96 m65 ft 6 in
Wing Area51,2 m551 ft
Length15,77 m51 ft 9 in
Height3,63 m11 ft 11 in
First Flight31.07.1941
Production Statusout of production
Total Production2475
Developed fromLockheed 18 Lodestar
ICAO CodeL37
Data for (Version)Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
VariantsVentura I / Ventura GR.I, Ventura II, B-34 / Ventura IIA, B-34A, B-34B, B-37 / RB-37, PV-1 / Ventura GR.V, PV-1P, PV-2 Harpoon, PV-2C, PV-2D, PV-2T, PV-3

[Photo-ID: 11098] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon, , 37257, c/n 15-1223, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
PV-2 Harpoon
Reg.: 37257
c/n: 15-1223
 
ex N7255C, marked 32757
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11099] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon, , 37257, c/n 15-1223, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
PV-2 Harpoon
Reg.: 37257
c/n: 15-1223
 
ex N7255C, marked 32757
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]