P-3 Orion / VP-23 SeahawksItem Number: 9067
Lockheed P-3 Orion VP-23 Seahawks airplane model. When in August ,1957, the US Navy needed an advance ASW/maritime patrol aircraft, the urgency was highlighted by the fact that they were prepared to accept a development of an off-the-shelf civil airplane to meet the requirement. Lockheed proposed a developed version of the L-188 Electra, gaining an initial research and development contract on May 8, 1958.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 16 1/2 inches, Length 20 inches.