Lockheed B-37

  Base model:B-37
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber





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 William Pastor, Jr.
 Santa Maria, CA
According to Wikipedia, the B-34 was the Lexington and the B-37 was the PV Ventura.
11/07/2010 @ 15:01 [ref: 33011]
 rod mckay
 Minneapolis, MN
I was the caretaker and started the restoration of this aircraft in 1973. It was in very good condition, and remained basically untouched since 1951. It was used as a test airframe by the Lightning and transientís inst. St. Paul, man. From 1945 to 1975. It tested static discharge equipment for almost all aircraft in that time. It was built in 1942 and used in training until 1944 then sent toWright army test center, then in early 1945 to wold chamberlain field for lightning and thunderstorm penetration. Its cockpit was modified for this, and test equipment was added in the mid fuselage area. This aircraft is the "missing link" from the 30's to the 70's. Itís sad that the public is unaware of the contributions this aircraft has made.
04/11/2007 @ 14:49 [ref: 16158]
 John D. Voss
 , CA
The B-37 was originally developed as the O-56. It was a derivitative of the B-34 and was characterized by having lesser engines (Wr R-2600 vs P&W R-2800),waist gun ports and weighed about 2000 pounds more. Before the first O-56 was delivered the USAAF changed the designation to the RB-34B. As it had different engines they changed the designation again to the B-37 and only 18 were ever produced. A B-37 has survived and is on display at the B-24 Museum located in Pueblo,CO. The offical name of the B-34 /B-37 still remains elusive. Was the B-34 a Ventura and the B-37 the Lexington...or were they both called the Lexington?
03/27/2006 @ 20:15 [ref: 12944]
 William Pastor, Jr.
 Santa Maria, CA
I believe the B-37 was referred to as the Lockheed Vega Ventura during WW II.
11/23/2004 @ 16:39 [ref: 8690]
 Paul D. Harvey
 Clinton, UT
The B-34 and the B-37 look very much alike. Since there is no designated name to this aircraft, is this the "Lexington?"
02/01/2001 @ 15:30 [ref: 1516]
 Pensicola, FL
Span: 65 ft. 6 in.
Length: 51 ft. 5 in.
Height: 11 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 29,500 lbs. (max. gross weight)
Armament: Four .30-cal. and five .50-cal. machine guns plus 2,000
pounds of bombs.
Engines: Two Wright R-2600-13 radials of 1,700 hp. each
Crew: 5

Maximum speed: 298 mph. at 13,500 ft.
Cruising speed: 198 mph
Range: 1,300 miles normal combat; 2,700 miles max. ferry range
Service Ceiling: 22,400 ft.
08/01/2000 @ 15:09 [ref: 527]


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