IFP3RNZAF12 InFlight New Zealand Air Force Lockheed P-3K Orion NZ4203 with stand
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InFlight 1/200th scale
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Lockheed P-3K Orion
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InFlight 1/200th scale IFP3RNZAF12 New Zealand Air Force Lockheed P-3K Orion NZ4203 with stand. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. Lockheed based it on the L-188 Electra commercial airliner. The aircraft is easily distinguished from the Electra by its distinctive tail stinger or “MAD Boom”, used for the magnetic detection of submarines.
Over the years, the aircraft has seen numerous design developments, most notably in its electronics packages. Numerous navies and air forces around the world continue to use the P-3 Orion, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. A total of 757 P-3s have been built, and in 2012, it joined the handful of military aircraft including the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Lockheed U-2 that have seen over 50 years of continuous use by the United States military. The Boeing P-8 Poseidon will eventually replace the U.S. Navy’s remaining P-3C aircraft.
Model Code: IFP3RNZAF12