Aircraft [Lockheed Model 137 RB-34 Lexington]

Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Manufacturer
Production Date
Lockheed Model 137 RB-34 Lexington (PV-1 Ventura variant). General reconnaissance and bomber aircraft. The aircraft is painted grey and there are roundels of yellow, blue and white. On port side of fuselage is a caricature of a face in yellow, black and red; written next to it in white is 'NZ PUT THE SQUEEZE ON 'EM'. There are 3 landing wheels - 2 at the front and one at the back. The Ventura is a monoplane with twin engines: Pratt and Whitney R2800 Double Wasp 18 cylinder 200 HP. There is a 3-bladed propeller at each engine, painted black with yellow tips. There are Perspex windows at the nose with 2 machine guns and a gun turret mid-way down the fuselage.
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Acrylic/Perspex
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Signature/Marks and Type
NZ4600 Painted
Accession No
Credit Line
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. 1941. Aircraft [Lockheed Model 137 RB-34 Lexington], 1982.760. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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