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General Characteristics
Name: P-3 Orion
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin
Operators: United States Navy
Crew: 11
Length: 116 ft 10 in
Wingspan: 99 ft 8 in
Height: 38 ft 8 in
Wing Area: 1300 ft


Empty Weight:

Loaded Weight:

Useful Load:

Max Take Off Weight:



Propeller Diameter:

NACA 0014-1.10 (Root) NACA 0012-1.10 (Tip)

77,000 lbs

135,000 lbs

57,800 lbs

142,000 lbs

4x Allison T-56-A-14 Turboprop, 4,600 shp each

Four-Bladed Hamilton Standard Propeller, 1 per engine

13 ft 6 in

Maximum Speed: 411 kn
Cruise Speed: 328 kn
Range: 4,830 nmi ferry
Service Ceiling: 28, 300 ft
Rate of Climb: 3,140 ft//min
Wing Loading: 107 lb/ft
Power/Mass: 0.03 hp/lb



Guns: None
Hardpoints: 4× under-wing, 4× under-wingroot pylon stations and an internal bomb bay with a capacity of 20,000 lb (9,100 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of:
Rockets: None
Missiles: Air-to-surface missile: AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-84 Harpoon, Standoff Land Attack Missile.

Depth charges


Mk 44 (mostly retired from service), Mk 46, Mk 50, Mk 54 or MU90 Impact torpedoes

Mk 25, Mk 39, Mk 55, Mk 56, Mk 60 CAPTOR or Mk 65 Quickstrike naval mines

Stonefish naval mines (in Australian service)

Active and passive Sonobuoys




Raytheon AN/APS-137(V) multi-mission surveillance radar. 
Hazeltine Corporation AN/ARR-78(V) sonobuoy receiving system.

Fighting Electronics Inc AN/ARR-72 sonobuoy receiver.

AQA-7 directional acoustic frequency analysis and recording sonobuoy indicators.

AQH-4 (V) sonar tape recorder.

ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detector (MAD).

ASA-65 magnetic compensator.

Lockheed Martin AN/ALQ-78(V) electronic surveillance receiver.


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