National Geographic : 1943 Apr
Bruiser This is the Vega Ventura, a tough looking, tough acting new bomber with some definite family charac teristics. It looks like the Hudson only bigger. It's sleek and power ful, with stamina in every spar. It acts like the speedy, record-breaking airline Lodestar only faster and more maneuverable. In action it's a bruiser, the biggest, hardest-hit ting bomber yet designed and pro- duced by Vega. It carries a bellyful of destruction in its whopping bomb bay and throws 50 caliber death from five gun positions. United States and Royal Air Force pilots can tell much more about this deadly bomber in the days to come, and they will in stories of blasted Axis supply lines, smashed Axis tanks and silenced Axis guns. A subsidiary of Lockheed Copyright, 1943, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank. California. Members Aircraft War Production Council, Inc.