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Lockheed P-3 Orion

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Development

Entwicklung

Ordered

   

Bestellt

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Variants

Versionen

P-3A

The original production version; 157 built.

P-3A

 

EP-3A

Seven modified for electronic reconnaissance testing.

EP-3A  
NP-3A

Three modified for the US Naval Research Laboratory.

NP-3A  
RP-3A

Two modified for scientific uses for the former Oceanographic Development Sqn.

RP-3A  
TP-3A

12 modified for training duties with all ASW gear removed.

TP-3A  
UP-3A

38 reconfigured as utility transports with all the ASW gear removed.

UP-3A  
VP-3A

Three WP-3A and two P-3A aircraft converted into VIP/staff transports.

VP-3A  
WP-3A

Four converted for weather reconnaissance.

WP-3A  
P-3B

Second main production version with T56-A14 engines

P-3B  
EP-3B

Two P-3A aircraft converted into ELINT aircraft

EP-3B  
NP-3B

One P-3B converted into a testbed, for the USN Research Laboratory.

NP-3B  
P-3C

Third main production version with T56-A14 engines. The P-3C had a new ASW suite and mission computer.

P-3C  
NP-3C One P-3C converted into a testbed, for the USN Research Laboratory. NP-3C  
RP-3C One modified for scientific uses RP-3C  
RP-3D One P-3C modified to optimize MAD capabilities. "Project Magnet". RP-3D  
WP-3D Production variant of the P-3 Orion used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. WP-3D  
EP-3E 10 P-3As, 2 EP-3Bs and 12 P-3Cs converted into ELINT aircraft. EP-3E  
EP-3J Two P-3A aircraft modified for FEWSG use as adversary EW platform EP-3J  
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

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Drawings

Zeichnungen

Patrol Squadrons

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  VP-1 (P-3B) VP-1 (P-3C) VP-4 (P-3A)
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  VP-4 (P-3B) VP-4 (P-3C) VP-5 (P-3A)
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  VP-5 (P-3C) VP-6 (P-3A) VP-6 (P-3B)
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  VP-6 (P-3C) VP-8 (P-3A) VP-8 (P-3B)
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  VP-8 (P-3C) VP-9 (P-3A) VP-9 (P-3B)
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  VP-9 (P-3C) VP-10 (P-3A) VP-10 (P-3B)
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  VP-10 (P-3C) VP-11 (P-3B) VP-11 (P-3C)
     
  VP-16 (P-3A) VP-16 (P-3C) VP-17 (P-3A)
     
  VP-17 (P-3B) VP-17 (P-3C) VP-19 (P-3A)
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  VP-19 (P-3B) VP-19 (P-3C) VP-22 (P-3A)
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  VP-22 (P-3C) VP-23 (P-3B) VP-23 (P-3C)
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  VP-28 (P-3A) VP-28 (P-3A)  
 
  VP-31 (P-3A) VP-31 (P-3A) VP-31 (P-3A)
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  VP-31 (P-3C)    
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  VP-44 (P-3A) VP-44 (P-3A) VP-44 (P-3C)
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  VP-46 (P-3A) VP-46 (P-3B) VP-46 (P-3C)
 
  VP-47 P-3A 1966 VP-47 P-3B 1968 VP-47 P-3B 1970
     

 

  VP-47 P-3C 1974 VP-47 (P-3C) VP-47 (P-3C)
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  VP-48 (P-3A) VP-48 (P-3B) VP-48 (P-3C)
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  VP-49 (P-3A) VP-49 (P-3A)  
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  VP-91 (P-3A) VP-91 (P-3B) VP-91 (P-3C)
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  VP-92 (P-3A) VP-92 (P-3B) VP-92 (P-3C)
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  VP-93 (P-3A) VP-93 (P-3B) VP-94 (P-3A)
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  VP-94 (P-3B) VP-94 (P-3C)  
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Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadrons

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  VQ-1 VQ-2  
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Test- and Evaluation Squadrons

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  VX-1 VXE-6 VXN-8
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Weather Reconnaissance Squadrons

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  VW-4 WP-3A    
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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

P-3C

Wingspan

Spannweite

30.40 m

Length

Länge

35.60 m

Height

Höhe

11.80 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

120.8 m²

Engine

Motor

4[1]× Allison T56-A-14[1] turboprop, 4,600 shp each

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

750 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

35,000 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

61,400 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

16 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

10,400 m

Range

Reichweite

8,944 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

9,000 kg of Torpedoes, mines, depth charges

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Serials

Seriennummern

Lockheed P-3 Orion
YP-3A 148276 1
P-3A 148883 - 148889 7
P-3A 149667 - 149678 12
P-3A 150494 - 150529 36
P-3A 150604 - 150609 6
P-3A 151349 - 151396 48
P-3A 152140 - 152187 48
P-3B 152718 - 152765 48
P-3B 152886 - 152890 5
P-3B 153414 - 153458 45
P-3B 154574 - 154605 32
P-3B 155291 - 155300 10
P-3B 156599 - 156603 5
P-3C 156507 - 156530 24
P-3C 157310 - 157332 23
P-3C 158204 - 158227 24
P-3C 158563 - 158574 12
P-3C 158912 - 158935 24
P-3C 159318 - 159329 12
P-3C 159503 - 159514 12
WP-3D 159773 + 159875 2

Total

436


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