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Aircraft
P3A/B/C ORION
SPECIFICATIONS
Primary Function Antisubmarine warfare(ASW)/Antisurface warfare (ASUW)

Contractor Lockheed
P-3A P-3B (L) P-3B (H) P-3C
Date Deployed August 1962   August 1969

Power Plant Four
T56-A-10
Allison turbo prop
4,300 horsepower each Four T56-A-14
Allison turbo prop
4,600 horsepower each

Maximum gross weight
127,500 lbs 127,500 lbs 139,760 lbs 139,760 lbs

Endurance
10-13 hr 10-13 hr 10-13 hr 10-13 hr

Crew Composition
             5 – minimum flight crew
           11 – normal crew
           21 – maximum accommodation  

Cruise Speed (4)
(average)
330 knots 330 knots 330 knots 330 knots

Fuel capacity
(approximate)
60,000 lbs 60,000 lbs 60,000 lbs 60,000 lbs

Fuel consumption
(lb/hr) 4000-5000 4000-5000 4000-5000 4000-5000
Unit Cost  
$36 million (FY 1987)

Armament  
Up to around 20,000 pounds
(9 metric tons) internal and external loads

Bomb Bay
8 MK 46/50 Torpedoes
8 MK 54 Depth Bombs
3 MK 36/52 1000 lb Mines
3 MK 57 Depth Bombs
2 MK 101 Depth Bombs
1 MK 25/39/55/56 2000 lb Mine

Two Center-Section Pylons:
2 Harpoon (AGM-84)
2 Maverick (AGM 65)
2 MK 46/50 Torpedoes
2 2000 lb Mines

Three Under Outer Wing Pylons,
[Per Wing –Inboard to Outboard):

2 MK 46/50 Torpedo or 1000 lb Mine
2 MK 46/50 Torpedo or 1000 lb Mine or Rockets
2 MK 46/50 Torpedo or 500 lb Mine or Rockets

A total maximum weapon load includes
6 2,000 lb mines under wings
2 MK 101 depth bombs
4 MK 50 torpedoes
87 sonobuoys
pyrotechnics, signals


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