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FS2004/FSX Dutch Navy Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon. Featured is Royal Netherlands Navy 19-10, ex-US Navy BuNo 37260, Lockheed c/n 15-1226. VSQ320 at Valkenburg operated 18 PV-2s under MDAP (Mutual Defense Assistance Program) from September 1951 till December 1953, when they were replaced by Lockheed P2V-5 Neptunes. The Harpoons were not only used for maritime reconnaissance during their short career in Dutch service. Search and rescue was another main task, and particularly in February 1953 during the tidal flooding of the Southwest of the Netherlands they played a vital role in the rescue and supply operations (food for people and live stock, empty sandbags, etc.). 19-10 served from 29 September 1951 till 16 November 1953 with VSQ320 and then till June 1954 with VSQ8 (Search and Rescue). Like her 17 sister ships she then moved to the Portuguese Navy. You will require Milton Shupe and Team's FS2004 or FSX Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon (HARPFS9V13.ZIP resp. HARPFSXV13.ZIP). Repaint by Maarten Brouwer.