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RCAF NASWF Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune

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Model ID#:

0176

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Name:

Neptune

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Designation:

P2V-7

MODEL BY:

H. Davidson

Model Scale:

1/100

MODEL ADDED:

6/30/70

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1956

SKU: Model-0176 Category:

Additional Information:

The Lockheed P-2 Neptune (designated P2V by the United States Navy prior to September 1962) is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. It was developed for the US Navy by Lockheed to replace the Lockheed PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon, and was replaced in turn by the Lockheed P-3 Orion.

The P2V-7 was the last Neptune variant produced by Lockheed. It was powered by R-3350-32W and J-34 engines and fitted with lower drag wingtip tanks, a revised radome and a bulged cockpit canopy.

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Costal Command brought several P2V-7 “Neptunes” to the Navy Air Special Weapons Facility (NASWF) at Kirtland Air Force Base for special weapons evaluation suitability tests in 1956.

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