For anyone out there thinking of tackling Bill Koster's or Meteor's1/48 PB4Y-2 conversions there is now a good reference available. Schiffer Publication's "Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer" by Alan C. Carey. ISBN number 0-7643-2166-8, $29,95. For your money you get 176 softbound pages with photographs of the crew stations and the gun turrets, armament layouts and armor plate layouts, 10 pages of color photos and page after page of squadron histories and use by other air forces. ex. Republic of China got a bunch in the early 50's. This is a good value for the money book, and would probably even be useful for those contemplating tackling the old 1/72 scale Matchbox/Revell kit.