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Comments for: mmmmmmm
scooby_dont Report This Comment
Date: October 26, 2005 05:32PM

It's ok, just looks odd. The aircraft flies faster than the anti-SAM flares it's just deployed.
elcc Report This Comment
Date: October 26, 2005 07:10PM

Phew, I was afraid for a second there that this beautiful, useful piece of machinery was in trouble.
Now I'll sleep better knowing there's still a lot of planes, bombs and guns in the world. Not to mention the people that get all horny thinking about them.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 26, 2005 07:12PM

"It is likely that more Americans can name all the Girls of Abu Ghraib Gone Wild than the war's single posthumous Medal of Honor winner. For those who passively rely on the (mainstream media) to keep them informed, this would not be surprising.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 26, 2005 08:21PM

Guns are here to stay, till we blow up this big ass rock (earth) that we all live on. Considering that even 3rd world countries have AK47s, I'd rather not use sticks and rocks.
ToucanSam Report This Comment
Date: October 26, 2005 08:23PM

^^^Damn this not logged in *[email protected]#!!! Does everyone have to log in twice? I'm 2184.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 26, 2005 11:42PM

Looks like someone is on the defensive. Chaff Flares can only mean trouble.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 27, 2005 04:40AM

"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
John_Stone Report This Comment
Date: October 27, 2005 08:07AM

"Let those who want peace, prepare for war" ?
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 27, 2005 02:18PM

Exactly right! Why the "?" The world has and always will be ruled by the aggressive use of force. The countries with the most power and influence, over the world and their people, are always the ones with the most and biggest weapons. It's how they are used that makes the difference.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 27, 2005 03:03PM

P-3C Orion
Updated: April 5, 2003

Description: Four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft.

Features: Originally designed as a land-based, long-range, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) patrol aircraft, the P-3C's mission has evolved in the late 1990s and early 21st century to include surveillance of the battlespace, either at sea or over land. Its long range and long loiter time have proved invaluable assets during Operation Iraqi Freedom as it can view the battlespace and instantaneously provide that information to ground troops, especially U.S. Marines.

The P-3C has advanced submarine detection sensors such as directional frequency and ranging (DIFAR) sonobuoys and magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) equipment. The avionics system is integrated by a general purpose digital computer that supports all of the tactical displays, monitors and automatically launches ordnance and provides flight information to the pilots. In addition, the system coordinates navigation information and accepts sensor data inputs for tactical display and storage. The P-3C can carry a mixed payload of weapons internally and on wing pylons.

Background: In February 1959, the Navy awarded Lockheed a contract to develop a replacement for the aging P2V Neptune. The P3V Orion, derived from Lockheed's successful L188 Electra airliner, entered the inventory in July 1962, and more than 30 years later it remains the Navy's sole land-based antisubmarine warfare aircraft. It has gone through one designation change (P3V to P-3) and three major models: P-3A, P-3B, and P-3C, the latter being the only one now in active service. The last Navy P-3 came off the production line at the Lockheed plant in April 1990.

Point of Contact:
Naval Air Systems Command
Public Affairs Department
47123 Buse Road, Unit IPT
Bldg. 2272, Suite 075
Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Antisubmarine warfare(ASW)/Antisurface warfare (ASUW)
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Company
Unit Cost: $36 million
Propulsion: Four Allison T-56-A-14 turboprop engines (4,900 shaft horsepower each)
Length: 116 feet 7 inches (35.57 meters)
Wingspan: 99 feet 6 inches (30.36 meters)
Height: 33 feet 7 inches (10.27 meters)
Weight: Max gross take-off: 139,760 pounds (63,394.1 kg)
Speed: maximum - 411 knots (466 mph, 745 kmph); cruise - 328 knots (403 mph, 644 kmph)
Ceiling: 28,300 feet (8,625.84 meters)
Range:Maximum mission range - 2,380 nautical miles (2,738.9 miles);
for three hours on station at 1,500 feet - 1,346 nautical miles (1,548.97 miles)
Crew: 11
Armament: 20,000 pounds (9 metric tons) of ordnance including:Harpoon (AGM-84D) cruise missile, SLAM (AGM-84E) missiles, Maverick (AGM 65) air-to-ground missiles, MK-46/50 torpedoes, rockets, mines, depth bombs, and special weapons
Date Deployed: First flight, November 1959; Operational, P-3A August 1962 and P-3C August 1969

Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 28, 2005 07:29AM

This one is in RAAF livery. Prolly an AP-C3
for the tech heads
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: October 28, 2005 12:17PM

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you can read this in English, thank a soldier.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 28, 2005 07:03PM

made perfect sense to me.and i'm a civilian.