P 3 Orion the Sub Hunter No Sanctuary in the Deep!
The P-3 Orion has been in service for over 60 years and is perhaps one of the greatest sub hunters of all time. The Orion is a hugely underrated patrol aircraft that has fulfilled many roles aside from ASW: weather research, firefighting, border protection, battlespace surveillance, among others.
Join me on this journey that tells the story of a key asset that has and continues to help maintain our security in an ever-changing world.
I could not have put together this video without the expertise of:
Eleanor O’Rangers President SE PA CWHS
Franz Bohn P-3 Program Manager
Scott Sherrick P-3 Crewmember
Don Stanton P-3 Pilot
And the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society. They host free monthly zoom calls with designers or operators of key military systems during that long conflict. You can find out more at:
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Lockheed Aurora RCAF photo:
Aldo Bidini (GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html or GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html), via Wikimedia Commons
AP-3C Orion Photo:
Allan Henderson, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Naval Research Lab RP-3 Photo:
P-3 Orion Fire Bomber
P-3C from VP-56 photo:
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