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Lockheed P2H Neptune Military Aircraft

The Lockheed P-2 Neptune was a land based Maritime patrol and ASW aircraft developed for the United States Navy which entered service in 1947, it remained in active USN service until replaced by the P-3 Orion in 1978. It is of note that the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force operated a licence built version of this aircraft, the Kawasaki P-2J. The Neptune was used operationally by the military of all these countries, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States.

Lockheed P2H Neptune Military Aircraft

 

Lockheed P-2 Neptune P-2H Specifications:

  • Crew: 7-9
  • Length: 91 ft 8 in (27.94 m)
  • Wingspan: 103 ft 10 in (31.65 m)
  • Height: 29 ft 4 in (8.94 m)
  • Wing area: 1,000 ft (92.9 m)
  • Empty weight: 49,935 lb (22,650 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 79,895 lb (35,240 kg)
  • Engines: Twin 3,700 hp (2,759 kW) Wright R-3350-32W Cyclone Turbo-compound radial engines
  • Maximum speed: 316 kn (586 km/h) (all engines)
  • Cruise speed: 180 kn (333 km/h)
  • Range: 1,912 nmi (3,540 km)
  • Service ceiling: 22,400 ft

Lockheed P-2 Neptune P-2H Armament:

  • Rockets: 2.75 in (70 mm) FFAR in removable wing-mounted pods
  • Munitions: Up to 8,000 lb (3,629 kg) which could be free-fall bombs, depth charges or torpedoes
 

This Lockheed SP2H Neptune served with the Royal Netherlands Navy as "204" from 1953 until 1982.

 
Lockheed P2H Neptune
 

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