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LOCKHEED Orion

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P3
Aircraft
Name Orion
Manufacturer LOCKHEED
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L4T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

KAWASAKI UP-3 Orion
KAWASAKI Orion
KAWASAKI EP-3 Orion
KAWASAKI P-3 Orion
LOCKHEED NP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED Orion
LOCKHEED P-3 Orion
LOCKHEED L-685 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
LOCKHEED Aurora
LOCKHEED AP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED EP-3 Orion
LOCKHEED Arcturus
LOCKHEED L-185 Orion
LOCKHEED L-285 Orion
LOCKHEED MARTIN Orion
LOCKHEED MARTIN P-3 Orion
LOCKHEED MARTIN L-285 Orion


LOCKHEED Orion

LOCKHEED Orion LOCKHEED Orion 3D

Description

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 30.4 m99.738 ft
Length 35.6 m116.798 ft
Height 11.8 m38.714 ft
Powerplant 4 x Allison T56-A-14 turboprop, 4,600 shp (3,700 kW) each.
Engine model Allison T56

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 328 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1290 m ROC 1950 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 845 m
MTOW 6123561,235 kg
61.235 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL280 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 20702,070 nm
3,833,640 m
3,833.64 km
12,577,559.064 ft
NM

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