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Lockheed P-2 Neptune. Photo. Characteristics.
Lockheed P-2 Neptune. Photo. Characteristics.

Lockheed P-2 Neptune. Photo. Characteristics.


A type: Twin-engine maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft

CrewSeven people

It is designed to obtain an exceptional range and endurancePlane P2V can trace their ancestry to the work done by the company "Vega» (Vega) (a subsidiary of "Lockheed"), and in particular the designer Makshortom, the aircraft, comprising the high aspect ratio wing, and then the two new radial engine R-3350. Due to the fact that the company has focused its efforts on other priority structures, such as the P-38 and "Ventura", the prototype XP2V-1 «N'eptun» (Neptune) flew only in the last month of the Second World War.

In addition to the above-mentioned qualities of the aircraft also had large Fowler flaps for takeoff and landing performance on short runways, a large weapons bay and two defensive turrets. As if to prove the point about the third-range production aircraft P2V-1 1946 established in October, the world distance record 18 077 km (11 235 miles). The first of the aircraft 838 "Neptune" was delivered to the US Navy in March 1947 years and continued to be used for anti-submarine warfare in many Western countries 1960-years inclusive. Produces seven different models "Neptune" has turned into a great maritime patrol aircraft, which are also made in the piston modification by "Kawasaki" in Japan.

In addition to its use in the various naval forces around the world, the modified aircraft 0R-2E "Elinta» (Elint), aircraft electronic intelligence, and AP-2N "flying artillery battery" is also very successfully used the Air Force and the US Army in Vietnam. Today, about 40 aircraft SP-2E / H, completely removed from the military service, beneficial use in North America as firefighters.

Basic data:


  • Length: 27,94 m
  • Wingspan: 31,65 m
  • ВHeight of: 8,94 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 22 650 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 36 240 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 573 km / h
  • Range: 4000 km

Power point: Two turbo-piston engine R-3350-30W «Turbo-Compound" Company "Wright" and two turbojetEngine J34-36 company "Westinghouse" (aircraft SP-2E) or two engines R-3350- 32W of "Wright" and two engines 334- 36 company "Westinghouse" (aircraft SP-2H)

Power: 6500 l. from. (4847 kW) and 30,24 7400 kN or liters. from. (5518 kW) and 30,24 kN thrust respectively

Date of first flight:

  • 17 May 1945 years

The surviving airworthy modifications:SP-2E (P2V-5), SP-2H (P2V-7) and P-2N


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