private owner at the time, based at Everett, WA. Sold in 2014 to a new owner in Bolivia, but suffered damage to engine 3 and 4 enroute to Cochabamba. Remained at Santa Cruz, Viru Viru Airport. Noted there in October 2015 with engines 3 and 4 in visually good conditions.
In this photo this Harpoon is still fitted out as an agricultural sprayer, with spray bars on the wings, but those wouldn't last much longer. A few months later it was sold to Dave Hansen (Warbird Aircraft Sales) and restored to flying condition in US Navy markings as the "Attu Warrior". It was flown to its new home in Heber City, UT on 9 Oct 2007. The aircraft was still proudly flying by August 2015, but was withdrawn from use shortly thereafter, when Dave Hansen was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away in January 2018.
Seen here still fitted out as an agricultural sprayer, with spray bars on the wings. This Harpoon remained stored at Buffalo for another decade before being sold in Oct 2016. Restoration work reportedly started in late 2017 by Sean O'Brien's Vintage Aviation Museum. The plan was to have the aircraft flying again by summer of 2019.
By 1995 this Hirth Air Tanker Harpoon was undergoing conversion to airtanker, but the work was abandoned following the owner John Hirth's death in the crash of one of his Lockheed PV-2 Harpoons on 20 April 1997. It was left stored here, with engines and other parts missing. Remnants of the registration are still visible on the fuselage. By 2007 this aircraft was owned by Gary Hilton and reportedly moved to Lone Jack, MO. Its current status is unknown.