P-3 Orion model airplaneItem Number: C1063
The first production Orion was flown on April 15, 1961, with initial deliveries of the airplane being made to the Navy on August 13, 1962. Retaining the basic airframe structure of the Electra, this new airplane differed by having a fuselage shortened by 7 ft. 4 in. and modified to incorporate a large weapons bay together with new avionics and utility systems. Mines, depth-bombs, torpedoes, or nuclear devices can be accommodated in the weapons bay, and there are 10 underwing pylons for a variety of stores. The major changes in the 30 years since the Orion entered service have been in avionics equipment and capability, and more than 640 had been built by the time production of the airplane ended in 1995, with the aircraft being used by several countries. The P-3C was powered by four 4,910 shp Allison T56-A-14 turboprops, with a maximum speed of 473 mph, patrol speed of 237 mph, and maximum mission radius of 2,383 miles.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 16 1/2 inches, Length 20 inches.