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IFP3SPEC002 is this superb 1/200 scale Lockheed P-3C Orion four engined anti submarine maritime patrol aircraft Lockheed P-3C Orion 161591 in the Special Anniversary Scheme of VP-44 , United States Navy based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of US Naval Aviation. To celebrate the occasion, numerous active Naval aircraft were repainted in eye-catching schemes and exhibited at military events throught the US. Many aircraft were painted in retro-style schemes mostly from the WWII era while others were painted in more modern schemes. This particular aircraft was painted in the markings of a VP-44 PBY Catalina that spotted the Japanese fleet at Midway in June 1944. Only 408 Pieces worldwide, now sold out everywhere.
Length 7 inches Wingspan 6 inches
Designed as a replacement for the P2V Neptune Anti-Submarine aircraft, the P-3 Orion was first flown in November, 1959. The aircraft is based on the Electra turboprop airliner, with the addition of a sensitive Magnetic Anomoly Detector, located far from airframe interference in a distinctive tail boom “stinger”. An internal bomb bay can house torpedoes and even nuclear weapons while anti-ship missiles or bombs can be carried on underwing pylons. The P-3’s original mission was to track Soviet submarines during the cold war. It is now in service with numerous countries including Australia, Canada, Germany and Japan.