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Lockheed P-3C Orion ASW Aircraft

37.0k Rafalemmm  1.7 years ago


The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engined, turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. Lockheed based it on the L-188 Electra commercial airliner. The aircraft is easily distinguished from the Electra by its distinctive tail stinger or "MAD" boom, used for the magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) of submarines.

Over the years, the aircraft has seen numerous design developments, most notably in its electronics packages. Numerous navies and air forces around the world continue to use the P-3 Orion, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

A total of 757 P-3s have been built. In 2012, it joined the handful of military aircraft including the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Lockheed U-2 that the United States military has been using for more than 50 years. The Boeing P-8 Poseidon will eventually replace the U.S. Navy's remaining P-3C aircraft.



General Characteristics

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  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 97.1ft (29.6m)
  • Length 113.1ft (34.5m)
  • Height 33.0ft (10.1m)
  • Empty Weight 24,810lbs (11,253kg)
  • Loaded Weight 41,149lbs (18,664kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.867
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.243
  • Wing Loading 18.3lbs/ft2 (89.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,245.6ft2 (208.6m2)
  • Drag Points 4124


  • Number of Parts 701
  • Control Surfaces 9
  • Performance Cost 3,066
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    41.0k CL125

    permisiion to convert to a L188?

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    How many flares this b have

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    75 00020

    The plane 81192 was crashed by this reconnaissance plane.

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    it looks like it has a problem with the front gear and it's inverted I fixed it already just here to tell u that ur plane front gear turning is inverted @Rafalemmm

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    2,989 Th3rmoplylae

    Aight I think i need to check Lockheed’s files..

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    68.8k MintLynx

    This is impressively low in part count by your usual standards, and a nicely constructed plane!

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    34.8k Lancelot1230

    wonderful work!

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    Cool Orion

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