P3

LOCKHEED Orion

Aircraft
Name
Orion
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, low set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L4T
Engine
Turboprop
Engine Count
Multi
Position
(Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
LOCKHEED MARTIN L-285 Orion
LOCKHEED Aurora
LOCKHEED AP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED EP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED Arcturus
LOCKHEED L-185 Orion
LOCKHEED L-285 Orion
LOCKHEED MARTIN Orion
LOCKHEED L-685 Orion
LOCKHEED MARTIN P-3 Orion
LOCKHEED L-785 Orion
LOCKHEED UP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED VP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED TP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED WP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED RP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED CP-140 Arcturus
LOCKHEED CP-140 Aurora
KAWASAKI UP-3 Orion
KAWASAKI Orion
KAWASAKI EP-3 Orion
KAWASAKI P-3 Orion
LOCKHEED NP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED Orion
LOCKHEED P-3 Orion

P3

The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy introduced in the 1960s. It was developed by Lockheed based on their L-188 Electra commercial airliner. The aircraft is easily recognizable by its distinct tail stinger, used for the magnetic detection of submarines. Over the years, the aircraft has seen numerous design advancements, most notably to the electronic packages the aircraft carries. The P-3 Orion is still in used by numerous navies and air forces around the world, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
30.40 m
Length (metric)
35.60 m
Height (metric)
11.80 m
Powerplant

4 x Allison T56-A-14 turboprop, 4,600 shp (3,700 kW) each.

Engine Model(s)
Allison T56
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
1290 m
MTOW
61235 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
1950 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
328 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
280
Range
2070 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
845 m

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