Full size Printed Plans Scale 1:32 Control Line LOCKHEED P2V-7 Neptune
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Reproduced Vintage Plan From 1961
LOCKHEED P2V-7 Neptune
Full Size printed plan on a 42” x 32” sheet
Four-page article with building notes and photos
Wingspan 37 ½”
Engines two .049 to .09
designed and built by J. M. Bodey of Heswall M.A.C.
THE LOCKHEED NEPTUNE first hit the headlines in September 1946, when a P2V-l Neptune named "Truculent Turtle" took off from Perth, Australia to establish a world long-distance record by flying non-stop to Columbus, Ohio-a great circle distance of no less than 11 ,236 miles.
During World War II the land based patrol aircraft for anti-submarine and anti-surface vessel operations rapidly assumed a position of importance to the air forces of the belligerent powers. The "off the shelf" designs adapted to these duties, such as the Lockheed PV-l and PV-2 which were derivatives of the commercial Lodestar transport, never completely fulfilled requirements and so the P2V, special long range type was ordered in 1944. It is of interest to note that 16 years later the aircraft is in production in Japan, for the J.A.F., whereas the original intention of design was for the aircraft to operate against Japan! To add to any already fine record for long service, the Neptune is likely to remain in operational status until the mid sixties!