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Lockheed P-3A 'Orion'

Description
Notes: Asw patrol aircraft. Military version of lockheed "electra." also staff transport version (10 CREW) .
  Manufacturer:Lockheed


  Base model:P-3
  Designation:P-3
  Version:A
  Nickname:Orion
  Equivalent to: P3V-1 P3V1P3V-1
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Patrol
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Specifications
  Length: 116' 10" 35.6 m
  Height:33' 8" 10.2 m
  Wingspan: 99' 8" 30.3 m
  Wingarea: 1,300.0 sq ft 120.7 sq m
  Empty Weight: 61,491 lb 27,887 kg
  Gross Weight: 135,000 lb 61,224 kg
  Max Weight: 142,000 lb 64,399 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: Allison T56-A-10W
  Horsepower (each): 4500

Performance
  Range: 4,765 miles 7,673 km
  Cruise Speed: 378 mph 608 km/h 328 kt
  Max Speed: 460 mph 740 km/h 400 kt
  Climb: 1,950 ft/min 594 m/min
  Ceiling: 28,300 ft 8,625 m

Known serial numbers
28-189 / 28-193, 152140 / 152187

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
NAS BrusnwickBrunswickMaine
NAS JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFlorida
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

P-3A on display

National Museum of Naval Aviation
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Jim Price
 Kilmarnock, VA
I can't say how much it would take to fill this thing up, but it has a range of 2,380 mi and an endurance of approx. 16 hrs
07/26/2013 @ 06:32 [ref: 67970]
 K Shreves
 Oak Harbor, WA
What was the P-3As fuel load?
08/21/2012 @ 22:16 [ref: 66159]
 nelson salinas
 vina del mar, OTH
lo mejor en aeronaves ninguna otra de exploracion la a superado en sus capacidades
04/10/2012 @ 23:16 [ref: 55566]
 Fred Harmon
 New Bethlehem, PA
Buno Number 152152, the P3A static display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola has a Totem emblem on it's tail and the call sign PJ (Papa Juliet) 01. This P3 came from VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island Wa.
03/10/2012 @ 13:47 [ref: 54208]
 Fred Harmon
 New Bethlehem, PA
Buno Number 152152, the P3A static display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola has a Totem emblem on it's tail and the call sign PJ (Papa Juliet) 01. This P3 came from VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island Wa.
03/10/2012 @ 13:46 [ref: 54207]
 Benno Heissig
 Lippstadt NRW, OTH
Am I the only one annoyed that all these lovely pictutes show LOCKHEED P-3's ona CURTISS page?
01/03/2010 @ 01:56 [ref: 25512]
 Barb Grubb
 Renton, WA
My brother, Robert Alan Grubb, was Flight Engineer for VP4 Crew 10 - they were on deployment from Barbers Point HI in 1967.

On April 28, 1967, they went down in the Sea of Japan. No survivors. To this day, no one seems to know 'why' this horrible event happened. I believe that someone does know.

If there is anyone out there that might have information regarding the crash, please email me.

I miss him every day.


11/17/2009 @ 10:37 [ref: 25300]
 manuel
 Seville, YT
The picture taken of Spanish Air Force P3A in Djibouti, near Somalia in 2008 is about the same aircraft taken in Lajes in 1983 buno 152153
07/05/2009 @ 09:01 [ref: 24281]
 manuel
 Seville, YT
The picture of the spanish P3 in Djibouti on 2008 is about the same aircraft taken in Lajes on 1983, see note below picture and she still flies
07/05/2009 @ 08:56 [ref: 24280]
 gene hauber
 brick, NJ
Sometime, early in 1968, I transferred from VRF-31 in NORFOLK, VA to MCAS El Toro, CA. to attend C-130 ground school.
On the day that I was scheduled to leave the squadron there also happened to be a P3 scheduled to leave there for NAS Miramar.
This was to be an historic flight because it was to be flown by an ALL ENLISTED flight crew.....no officers on board.
I asked the Plane Commander, ADC AP Ralph Carr if he could drop me off in El Toro and he replied "no problem". What a thrill it was...he made a high AOA obstacle takeoff out of Norfolk and we proceeded to the west coast .
His co-pilot was also an AP (enlisted acting pilot, probably the only two left in the Navy at that time, from our sister squadron in San Diego, CA, VRF-32.
Of all the entries in the blogs about these squadrons, I never see anything about this historic flight....WHAT A SHAME!!
I am very sorry that I don't remember the names of the rest of the crew. Perhaps someone will see this and help me remember.
What a great Day!!

Gene Hauber
221 Doyle Terrace
Brick, nj 08724

Tel: 732-415-7772

email genmar8@verizon.net
let me hear from you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02/07/2009 @ 12:53 [ref: 23664]

 
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