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FSX RNZAF Lockheed RB-34A NZ4603. This was one of 23 RB-34A aircraft supplied under Lend Lease to the RNZAF in mid-1943 to replace the Hudsons then in service. The RB's arrived via sea and were found to be in extremely bad condition, the RNZAF crews struggled to get six airworthy airframes, and once the first six RB's were sent to Fiji, for No 3 squadron, they only lasted a few months in action before No 3 Squadron sent them back to NZ to be replaced by their old Hudsons. Of all 133 RB-34/PV-1s used by the RNZAF, only one survives, and that is one of the RB-34's NZ4600 at MOTAT in Auckland. Paint created using the kit by Milton Shupe for the PV-1 Ventura. By Hayden Himburg.