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On Loan from National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL

P3B Orion Article

The DVHAA’s P-3B is Bureau# 154574. This aircraft was to replace the P-2 Neptune and include a set of antisubmarine warfare avionics. The first version of this aircraft entered service in 1962. Currently not a lot of this aircraft’s history is known. The DVHAA acquired the aircraft in 2011 and moved it to its restoration facility in April 2013, where it awaits restoration prior to be putting on display.

Please contact the museum if you have any information, comments, or recollections of the P-3B “Orion.”

Bureau #: 154574
Crew: 10
Passengers: 0
Received: Jan 2011
Restored by: DVHAA
Restored: Future
Length: 116' 10"
Height: 33' 8"
Wingspan: 99' 8"
Weight Empty: 61,491 lbs
Weight Loaded: 142,000 lbs
Powerplant: 4 - Allison T56-A-14
Thrust: 4600 hp
Max Speed: 473 mph
Range: 4,765 miles
Manufacturer: Lockheed
Armarment: 1 - 2,000 lb or 3,000 lb mines or 8 depth bombs/ torpedos
Ordnance: 16,000 lbs
Ceiling: 28,300 ft
Status: Not on display