|A-29 Hudson 3-view|
The first Hudson flew in December 1938, and by early the next year aircraft were arriving, via ship, in the UK.
Hudson Mk.II: A slightly heavier version of the Mk.I, with flush riveting.
Hudson III: GR-1820-G205A engines, plus the ability to carry fuel in the cabin. III(LR) aircraft had extra fuel in the wing.
Hudson IV: P&W R-1830-SC3G engines.
Classic Airframes made a short-run Hudson kit with decals for USN and Australian aircraft.
"Britain's Lockheed Hudson" Popular Aviation April 1939 p.19. Includes a photo of an aircraft with a dorsal turret mockup.
Hal Andrews "PBO-1 Hudson" Includes a photo of the XR4O-1 prototype. Naval Aviation News March-April 1990.
"Workbench Review: Hudson Mk. V/VI in 1/72 scale from Italeri" FineScale Modeler February 2007 p.62-63
Paulo di Cara "The Forgotten Bomber" Skymodel 15/08 p.12-17 A detailed look at scratchbuilding an RAAF Hudson IIIA in 1/48 scale.
Hudson model in RAF markings, from NMUSAF trip, July 2012
Lockheed C-60 Lodestar
The C-60 designation was used for aircraft built new for the USAAF, but the service also flew impressed civilian aircraft as C-56s and C-57s.
Postwar, surplus Lodestars were rebuilt by Lear to the Learstar configuration; this effort was later carried on the PacAero, which offered the uprated Learstar II with revised engine cowlings and extended outer wings.
1/72 scale kit finished as an aircraft of the Forca Aerea Brasileira
Photo: Lodestar without wings under restoration. FlyPast December 1998 p.55
Lockheed-Vega PV Ventura
1943 USAAF recognition manual
The PV-1 was a Ventura derivative for the US Navy, optimized for patrol work rather than overland bombing. PV-1s have been kitted in 1/48 scale by Koster (vacuform) and in injection molded form by Fonderie Miniature and Revell.
Collision of an American Airlines DC-3 and a Ventura
Build article on the Revell Ventura kit
Another 1/72 Brazilian aircraft, this time a PV-2 Harpoon
Captain Edgar J. Wynn "Bombers Across" Ferrying Hudsons to the UK. Flying February 1942
Charles L. Scrivner "Harpoon: On Patrol In A Lockheed PV-2" Airpower November 1973
Color profiles of VB-135, RAF, RNZAF, South African, and Canadian Venturas (the last in target tow colors) Air International July 1988 p.36
Ralls Clotfelter "Pacific Venturas" FlyPast October 1998. An excellent account of VB-142 at war in the Pacific.
"Workbench Review: Minicraft/Academy 1/72 scale PV-1 Ventura" FineScale Modeler April 1988 p.17-18
"American Airplanes of World War II" edited by David Donald. - p.161-165 "Lockheed PV Ventura/Harpoon and B-34 Lexington" Includes a color profile of a VB-135 aircraft, and a large color 3-view of a VPB-142 PV-2.
David Mondey The Hamlyn Concise Guide to American Combat Aircraft of World War II
USAAF A-29 in RAF camouflage
Hudson Mk.III of No.279 Squadron
Hudson Mk.V of No.48 Squadron, Coastal Command