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P-3 Orion maritime patrol/ASW aircraft

Country of Origin: USA


The P-3 Orion is the U.S. Navy's long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. It also serves in the navies and air forces of several other countries. Some have been adapted to electronic intelligence (ELINT) collection and special reconnaissance roles.

The basic airframe is adapted from the L-188 Electra commercial airliner. The Orion has wings with straight leading edges, 6-degree dihedral from the roots, tapered tailing edges and squared wingtips. The...

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